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The 21 : a journey into the land of Coptic martyrs / Martin Mosebach ; translated by Alta L. Price.

Author/Creator:
Mosebach, Martin, 1951- author.
Standardized Title:
21. English
Other Title:
Twenty-one
Publication:
Walden, New York : Published by Plough Publishing House, [2019] , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
238 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Subjects:
Copts -- Egypt -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Copts -- Egypt -- Religious life and customs.
Martyrs -- Egypt -- Biography.
Coptic Christian saints -- Egypt -- Biography.
Coptic Christian saints.
Copts -- Social conditions.
Martyrs.
Travel.
Mosebach, Martin, 1951- -- Travel -- Egypt.
Mosebach, Martin, 1951-
Egypt.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
Summary:
Behind a gruesome ISIS beheading video lies the untold story of the men in orange and the faith community that formed these unlikely modern-day saints and heroes. In a carefully choreographed propaganda video released in February 2015, ISIS militants behead twenty-one orange-clad Christian men on a Libyan beach. In twenty-one symbolic chapters, each preceded by a picture, Mosebach offers a travelogue of his encounter with a foreign culture and a church that has preserved the faith and liturgy of early Christianity - the "Church of the Martyrs." As a religious minority in Muslim Egypt, the Copts find themselves caught in a clash of civilizations. This book, then, is also an account of the spiritual life of an Arab country stretched between extremism and pluralism, between a rich biblical past and the shopping centers of New Cairo.
Contents:
The head of Saint Kiryollos
What I write about and what I do not write about
The video
A conversation about martyrdom
The martyrs' bishop
The martyrs' pilgrimage church
The martyrs' village
The martyrs' houses
With the martyrs' families
Saint Menas's oil
Matthew the Copt
Abuna Bolla and Abuna Timotheus
The martyrs' liturgy
The flight into Egypt
Hierarchical style
Pilgrimage to the cloisters
Wonders old and new
With the Zabbaleens of Mokattam village
A Coptic fantasia
New Cairo, a mirage
The minority and the majority
Epilogue: the invisible army of martyrs.
Notes:
"Originally published under the title Die 21: Eine Reise ins Land der Koptischen Martyrer. Copyright © 2018 by Rowohlt Verlag GmbH, Reinbek bei Hamburg, Germany. English translation copyright © 2018 by Alta L. Price. The translation of this work was supported by a grant from the Goethe-Institut."
Contributor:
Price, Alta L., translator.
Other format:
Online version: Mosebach, Martin, 1951- author. 21
ISBN:
9780874868395
0874868394
OCLC:
1056202553
Publisher Number:
99980149943
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