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RASHID (Rosetta) A city in the Egyptian Delta situated west of Lake Burullus, some 26 miles (42 km) northwest of Damanhur near the Nile mouth known as Masabb Rashid. In Greek, the city was known as Bolbitine. Westerners know the place as Rosetta, a name famous for the stone found not far from the city …

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Political Thought In Modern Egypt

POLITICAL THOUGHT IN MODERN EGYPT The bases of Egyptian thought had remained fundamentally Arab- Islamic until its roots extended themselves into the modern soil of European culture throughout the nineteenth century. Eventually, Egyptian political thought crystallized into modern concepts and terms. However, other influences also played an important role. Most sources agree that the French …

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Mahallat Al-Amir

MAHALLAT AL-AMIR A town located in the Delta province of Beheira some 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Rashid. The HISTORY OF THE PATRIARCHS relates that during the patriarchate of CHRISTODOULUS (1047-1077) the Muslim authorities ordered that Christian churches and monasteries were to be closed and a special tax for Christians was to be assessed. …

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Mark II, Saint

MARK II, SAINT A forty-ninth patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (799-819) (feast day: 22 Baramudah). He was an important patriarch, a fascinating individual, a master preacher, and an eminent Coptic writer. Mark’s life was closely associated with that of his predecessor, JOHN IV. As a deacon in Alexandria, he became John’s disciple and …

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MASIL A town in the northern Delta of Egypt. Though its exact location is uncertain, it appears that Masil lay somewhere within the area defined by Rashid to the northeast, Fuwwah to the southeast, Lake Idku to the northwest, and Abu Hummus to the southwest. In Coptic documents the name of the town was written …

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MINYA A city located on the west bank of the Nile in Middle Egypt and the capital of the province of Minya. The city was known in Coptic as tmwn/ (Tmone). Before the late nineteenth century, Minya was known in Arabic as Bani Khasib after al-Khasib ibn ‘Abd al-Hamid, the financial administrator of Harun al-Rashid. …

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