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date: 23 April 2019

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This article discusses Christianity in Egypt from its origins down to the martyrdoms under Diocletian in the early fourth century. It looks at three key areas: the establishment of the church community and hierarchy in Alexandria, the manifestation of Christianity in the chora, and the Roman government's response to Christianity. The period closes with the development of the monastic tradition, one of Egypt's major contributions to Christianity and to Western culture.

Keywords: Egypt, martyrdoms, Diocletian, church community, Alexandria, chora, Roman government, monastic tradition

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