The Churches of Egypt: From the Journey of the Holy Family to the Present Day

The Churches of Egypt: From the Journey of the Holy Family to the Present Day

by Gawdat Gabra, Gertrud J.M. van Loon, Carolyn Ludwig, Sherif Sonbol
     
 

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With over 300 full-color photographs, this is the first fully illustrated book devoted to Christian houses of worship in Egypt. The text incorporates the latest research to complement the broad geographic scope covering nearly all significant Coptic sites throughout the country, from the ancient Coptic churches in Old Cairo to the churches in the monasteries of

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With over 300 full-color photographs, this is the first fully illustrated book devoted to Christian houses of worship in Egypt. The text incorporates the latest research to complement the broad geographic scope covering nearly all significant Coptic sites throughout the country, from the ancient Coptic churches in Old Cairo to the churches in the monasteries of Wadi al-Natrun, the Red Sea, and Upper Egypt. Churches associated with the Holy Family's sojourn in Egypt, including Gabal al-Tayr and Dayr al-Muharraq, enrich the volume.
Churches of all other Christian denominations in Egypt are also described and beautifully illustrated here. A number of Greek Orthodox churches, Evangelical Coptic, Catholic, Armenian, and Anglican churches are included. Introductory chapters on the history of Christianity in Egypt, the architecture of the Coptic Church, and Coptic wall paintings help readers to appreciate fully the great cultural, artistic, and architectural heritage of Egypt's Christians.

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"A great addition to any Egyptophile's library." —Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt

"A truly extraordinary volume . . . , a welcome and enthusiastically recommended addition to personal and academic library collections." —Midwest Book Review

"A beautiful volume . . . . on practically every page there is an amazing wonder of images." —Watani International

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789774165726
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press, The
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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