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Coptic monasteries : Egypt's monastic art and architecture

Author: Gawdat Gabra; Tim Vivian
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, [2002] ©2002
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Egypt, the birthplace of communal monasticism, has a rich store of monasteries and monastic art. Coptic Monasteries takes the reader on a tour of the best preserved and most significant of these ancient religious centers, documenting in exhaustive detail the richness and the glory of the Coptic heritage. An informative introduction by Tim Vivian brings to life the early Christian era, with background information on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gabra, Gawdat.
Coptic monasteries
(DLC) 2002319495
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gawdat Gabra; Tim Vivian
ISBN: 9781617975103 1617975109 9781617972607 1617972606
OCLC Number: 880437554
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 167 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Responsibility: Gawdat Gabra ; with a historical overview by Tim Vivian.

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Egypt, the birthplace of communal monasticism, has a rich store of monasteries and monastic art. Coptic Monasteries takes the reader on a tour of the best preserved and most significant of these ancient religious centers, documenting in exhaustive detail the richness and the glory of the Coptic heritage. An informative introduction by Tim Vivian brings to life the early Christian era, with background information on the origins of the Coptic Church as well as its rites and ceremonies, sketches of some of monasticism's founding figures, and accounts of some of the difficulties they faced, from re.

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