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Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum OasisEssays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause$
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Gawdat Gabra

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9789774248924

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.001.0001

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The Monastery of Qalamun during the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

The Monastery of Qalamun during the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

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(p.91) 9 The Monastery of Qalamun during the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
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Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis
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Gawdat Gabra

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0009

This chapter examines the history of the Qalamun monastery in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. It describes evidence concerning the four important events related to this monastery. These events include the translation of the relics of Saint George to his church in Old Cairo, the description of the monastery by the Muslim historian al-Maqrizi, and the translation of the relics of Severus of Antioch from Dayr al-Zugag to Asyut.

Keywords:   Qalamun monastery, Fayoum Oasis, Egypt, monasteries, Saint George, Old Cairo, al-Maqrizi, Severus of Antioch

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