De Lacy Evans O’leary (1872-1957)

EVANS O’LEARY (1872-1957)

A Coptologist. He was a lecturer at Bristol University and published a number of Coptic liturgical manuscripts, including The Coptic Theotokia (London, 1923), Fragmentary Coptic Hymns from the Wadi n’Natrun (London, 1924), and The Difnar (Antipho-narium) of the Coptic Church (2 vols., London, 1926-1928); The Arabic Life of St. Pisentius (PO 22, 1930); books about Christian and Coptic literature, among them Studies in the Apocryphal Gospels of Christ’s Infancy (London, 1912) and The Saints of Egypt (London, 1937); and books about Egypt in the Arabic period, such as Short History of the Fatimid Khalifate (London and New York, 1923) and How Science Passed to the Arabs (London, 1949).