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The Churches Of Egypt

Author : Gawdat Gabra
ISBN : 9774165721
Genre : Religion
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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.
Category: Religion

Egypt What Of The Church

Author : Geoffrey Allen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105080559490
Genre : Christianity
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Category: Christianity

The Ancient Coptic Churches Of Egypt Vol 2

Author : Alfred J. Butler
ISBN : 9780557035540
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Volume 2 of 2. The aim of this book is to make a systematic beginning upon a great subject: the Christian antiquities of Egypt. No doubt the attention of mere travelers has been bewitched and fascinated by the colossal remains of pagan times, by the temples and pyramids which still glow in eternal sunshine, while the Christian churches lie buried in the gloom of fortress walls, or encircled and masked by almost impassable deserts. Yet the Copts of to-day, whose very name is an echo of the word Egypt, trace back their lineage to the ancient Egyptians who built the pyramids, and the ancient tongue is spoken at every Coptic mass: the Copts were among the first to welcome the tidings of the gospel, to make a rule of life and worship, and to erect religious buildings: they have upheld the cross unwaveringly through ages of desperate persecution: and their ritual now is less changed than that of any other community in Christendom. Recommended to churchman, historian, or antiquarian.

The History And Religious Heritage Of Old Cairo

Author : Gawdat Gabra
ISBN : 9789774164590
Genre : History
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A celebration of the history of religious life in the early Egyptian capital, in text and pictures. Just to the south of modern Cairo stands the historic enclave known as Old Cairo, which grew up in and around the Roman fortress of Babylon, and which today hosts a unique collection of monuments that attest to the shared cultural heritage of ancient Egyptians, Christians, Jews, and Muslims. In this lavishly illustrated celebration of a very special place, renowned photographer SherifSonbol's remarkable images of the fortress, churches, synagogue, and mosque illuminate the living fabric of the ancient and medieval stones, while Gawdat Gabra describes the history of Old Cairo from the time of the ancient Egyptians and the Romans to the founding of the first Muslim city of al-Fustat. Stefan Reif focuses on the Jewish history of the area, exploring the famous Genizah documents found in the Ben Ezra Synagogue that tell so much about everyday life in medieval Egypt. Gertrud vanLoon looks at the early Coptic Christian churches, some of the oldest in the world, and Tarek Swelim describes the arrival of the Muslims in the seventh century, their establishment of al-Fustat on the edge of Old Cairo, and the building of the Mosque of 'Amr ibn al-'As, the oldest mosque in Africa.
Category: History

The Illustrated Guide To The Coptic Meuseum And Churches Of Old Cairo

Author : Gawdat Gabra
ISBN : UOM:39015066072326
Genre : Art
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The Illustrated Guide to the Coptic Museum is the official guide to the newly renovated Coptic Museum, home to the world's largest and most exquisite collection of Coptic Christian artifacts from two millennia. The book is fully illustrated with color photographs of over 130 objects; includes an introduction to the history of Coptic Christianity, a chronology, and floor plans of the Museum; describes and explains the aesthetic and religious importance of the works on display; and guides the visitor around the neighboring Coptic churches of Old Cairo.
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ISBN : IND:30000045138173
Genre : Art
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Of major events / Anthony Alcock -- History of the state/ Anthony Alcock -- History of the church / Anthony Alcock -- The meaning of the term copt / Anthony Alcock -- The Egyptian church and its rituals / Anthony Alcock -- Music in the church / Anthony Alcock -- Monasticism / Anthony Alcock -- Coptic literature / Anthony Alcock -- Coptic art in the Coptic museum / Gawdat Gabra -- A selection of items from the coptic museum / Gawdat Gabra -- The churches of old Cairo : introduction / Gawdat Gabra -- The fortress of Babylon / Gawdat Gabra -- Churches within the fortress / Gawdat Gabra -- Churches outside the fortress / Gawdat Gabra -- Churches to the south of the Babylon fortress / Gawdat Gabra -- Churches in and around Fatimid Cairo / Gawdat Gabra.
Category: Art

The Architecture Of Alexandria And Egypt C 300 B C To A D 700

Author : Judith McKenzie
ISBN : 0300115555
Genre : Architecture
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This masterful history of the monumental architecture of Alexandria, as well as of the rest of Egypt, encompasses an entire millennium—from the city’s founding by Alexander the Great in 331 B.C. to the years just after the Islamic conquest of A.D. 642. Long considered lost beyond recall, the architecture of ancient Alexandria has until now remained mysterious. But here Judith McKenzie shows that it is indeed possible to reconstruct the city and many of its buildings by means of meticulous exploration of archaeological remains, written sources, and an array of other fragmentary evidence. The book approaches its subject at the macro- and the micro-level: from city-planning, building types, and designs to architectural style. It addresses the interaction between the imported Greek and native Egyptian traditions; the relations between the architecture of Alexandria and the other cities and towns of Egypt as well as the wider Mediterranean world; and Alexandria’s previously unrecognized role as a major source of architectural innovation and artistic influence. Lavishly illustrated with new plans of the city in the Ptolemaic, Roman, and Byzantine periods; reconstruction drawings; and photographs, the book brings to life the ancient city and uncovers the true extent of its architectural legacy in the Mediterranean world.
Category: Architecture