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The Monastery of Qalamun during the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print August 2005 | ISBN: 9789774248924
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970443 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0009
The Monastery of Qalamun during the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

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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

Chapter.  4798 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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