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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789774241888
ISBN-10: 9774241886
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 142mm x 15mm)
Pages: 245
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-1992
Country of Publication: Egypt

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Author Biography - Otto F. Meinardus

DR. OTTO F.A. MEINARDUS was the author of numerous publications on the history of Christianity in Egypt and the Near East, including Coptic Saints and Pilgrimages (AUC Press, 2002).

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