Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2005

256 Pages | 75 illustrations

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9789774248924

Bookseller Code (06)

Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis

Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Gawdat Gabra

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

Christianity began in the large and fertile Fayoum oasis of Egypt's Western Desert as early as the third century, and its presence has endured to the present day. This volume, which constitutes a tribute to the scholarly work of the father of modern Coptology, Martin Krause, contains contributions on various aspects of Coptic civilization in Egypt's largest oasis over the past eighteen hundred years.