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The Churches and Monasteries of Egypt and Some Neighbouring Countries

A descriptive account of monasteries and churches of Egypt primarily, but also of Nubia, Abyssinia, India, North Africa, Spain, the shores of the Atlantic, and southwestern Arabia (including Coptic, Armenian, Ethiopian, Syrian, and Nestorian churches).
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 0-9715986-7-3
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Jan 1,2001
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 564
ISBN: 0-9715986-7-3
$221.00
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The Churches and Monasteries of Egypt and Some Neighbouring Countries gives a descriptive account of monasteries and churches of Egypt primarily, but also of Nubia, Abyssinia, India, North Africa, Spain, the shores of the Atlantic, and southwestern Arabia. The author talks of Coptic as well as Armenian, Ethiopian, Syrian, and "Nestorian'" churches.

The work was written around the beginning of the thirteenth century and was later attributed to one Abu Salih, the Armenian. The only other work that is similar to it is The Monasteries and Churches of the Christians of Egypt by Al-Makhrizi (d. 1441). This too is edited in this volume.

In addition to describing churches and monasteries, the author gives constant reference to relations between the Christians and Muslims of Egypt. He tells us of the revenues of the Coptic Church and the Egyptian rules, and describes some of the remarkable features of Egypt and of its distinguished men. Of historical importance are his allusions to the history of Egypt, and especially to the more important periods, such as the Muslim conquest, the overthrow of the Umayyad dynasty and the invasion of the Fatimids and Kurds.

The book gives the English translation and full original Arabic text.

The Churches and Monasteries of Egypt and Some Neighbouring Countries gives a descriptive account of monasteries and churches of Egypt primarily, but also of Nubia, Abyssinia, India, North Africa, Spain, the shores of the Atlantic, and southwestern Arabia. The author talks of Coptic as well as Armenian, Ethiopian, Syrian, and "Nestorian'" churches.

The work was written around the beginning of the thirteenth century and was later attributed to one Abu Salih, the Armenian. The only other work that is similar to it is The Monasteries and Churches of the Christians of Egypt by Al-Makhrizi (d. 1441). This too is edited in this volume.

In addition to describing churches and monasteries, the author gives constant reference to relations between the Christians and Muslims of Egypt. He tells us of the revenues of the Coptic Church and the Egyptian rules, and describes some of the remarkable features of Egypt and of its distinguished men. Of historical importance are his allusions to the history of Egypt, and especially to the more important periods, such as the Muslim conquest, the overthrow of the Umayyad dynasty and the invasion of the Fatimids and Kurds.

The book gives the English translation and full original Arabic text.

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B. Evetts

  • Added notes by Alfred J. Butler, M.A., F.S.A.
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • English Translation
  • Armenian Churches
  • Revenues of the Coptic Church
  • Revenues of Egypt
  • Account of Mark Abu al-Kanbar
  • Certain Wonders of Egypt
  • Churches of Busir Bana and Other Places
  • The Fayyum
  • Certain Matters Concerning Egypt
  • The Nile
  • The City of Fustat Misr
  • King Aftutis
  • Nebuchadnezzar
  • Population of Egypt
  • Sayings of Mahomet with Regards to the Copts
  • The Three Hamras
  • Monastery and Church of St. Mennas [followed by many churches and moansteries]
  • Monastery of the Nestorians
  • Tura
  • The Eastern and Western Ranges
  • Melkite Monastery of al-Kusair
  • Hulwan
  • Invasion of Egypt by Baldwin I
  • The Western Mountains
  • Places in Egypt Visited by Our Lord
  • Other Churches and Monasteries in Upper Egypt
  • Story of Febronia
  • Usyut and Its Neighbourhood
  • Nubia
  • Philae and Uswan
  • Luxur, Abyssinia
  • North Western Africa, Spain
  • India
  • Arabia
  • Arabic Text
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