Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 1989

259 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9789774241888

Bookseller Code (06)

Monks & Monasteries of the Egyptian Desert R/E

Revised Edition

Otto F. A. Meinardus

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

In the fourth century A.D. the deserts of Egypt saw the birth of Christian monasticism under the tutelage of the desert fathers. Since then the movement has spread around the world. This standard work traces the historical development of all the currently inhabited Coptic monasteries, drawing on a wide variety of sources, including accounts by early Western travelers.