MONASTERIES IN THE BEHEIRAH PROVINCE
This place name is quoted as a village toward 1180 (Toussoun, 1925, Vol. 1, pp. 215, 223). It is also mentioned in the al-Tuhfah al- Saniyyah (A.H. 715/A.D. 1315; trans. Sacy, p. 664). It was in the markaz (district) of Abu Hummus, therefore to the northwest of Damanhur.
- Al-Baghdadi Abd al-Latif ibn Yusuf. Al-Tuhfah al-Saniyyah. Trans. by Silvestre de Sacy as in Relation de l’Egypte. Paris, 1810. “L’Etat des provinces” is translated in an appendix.
- Toussoun, O. Mémoire sur l’histoire du Nil, 3 vols. Cairo, 1925.
MAURICE MARTIN, S.J.