- One of Byzantium's (q.v.) most important provinces until its occupation by the Persians (q.v.) from 618/619-629, and its subsequent conquest by the Arabs (q.v.) in 640-642 (described by John of Nikiu [q.v.]). Its vital economic importance lay in the large supply of grain it provided. The earliest Christian hermits (q.v.) flourished in Egypt, and the heresy of Monophysitism (qq.v.) found fertile soil among the Copts (q.v.). The see of its capital, Alexandria (qq.v.), was among the most powerful in the empire, as illustrated by the career patriarch Cyril (qq.v.).
Historical Dictionary of Byzantium . John H. Rosser .
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