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Christianity and Monasticism in Wadi al-Natrun
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Christianity and Monasticism in Wadi al-Natrun: Essays from the 2002 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society

Maged S.A. Mikhail and Mark Moussa


Wadi al-Natrun, a depression in the Western Desert of Egypt, is one of the most important centers for the development and continued thriving of the Coptic monastic tradition. Christianity and monasticism have prospered there from as early as the fourth century until the present day, when four major monasteries still flourish. In this book international specialists in Coptology examine various aspects of Coptic civilization in Wadi al-Natrun over the past 1,700 years. The studies center on aspects of the history and development of monasticism in Wadi al-Natrun, as well as the art, architecture, ... More

Keywords: Wadi al-Natrun, depression, Western Desert, Christianity, monasticism, Coptology, Coptic civilization, former monasteries, architecture, archaeology

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9789774162602
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774162602.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maged S.A. Mikhail, editor

Mark Moussa, editor

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