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Gabra, Gawdat

Works: 41 works in 137 publications in 5 languages and 2,423 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Dictionaries  Pictorial works  Conference proceedings  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: N7382, 281.7203
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Most widely held works by Gawdat Gabra
The A to Z of the Coptic Church by Gawdat Gabra ( )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The treasures of Coptic art in the Coptic Museum and churches of Old Cairo by Gawdat Gabra ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Egypt's Coptic Church is one of the oldest in the world, with a cultural tradition dating back two millennia, during which time churches have been built and a variety of distinctive art forms have flourished. The world's largest and most exquisite collection of Coptic artifacts is now housed in the Coptic Museum, founded in Old Cairo in 1908. Here for the first time, in this lavishly illustrated book, more than 130 of the greatest treasures of the Coptic Museum have been beautifully photographed to present an overview of this rich artistic heritage."--BOOK JACKET
Coptic monasteries : Egypt's monastic art and architecture by Gawdat Gabra ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Coptic Monasteries takes the reader on a tour of the best preserved and most significant of Egypt's ancient religious centers, documenting the richness and the glory of this country's Coptic heritage." "An informative introduction by Tim Vivian brings to life the early Christian era, with background information on the origins of the Coptic Church as well as its rites and ceremonies, sketches of some of monasticism's founding figures, and accounts of some of the difficulties they faced, from religious schism to nomadic attacks." "Gawdat Gabra's expert commentary, complemented by almost one hundred full-color photographs of wall paintings and architectural features, covers monasteries from Aswan to Wadi al-Natrun. Ranging across a thousand years of history, Gabra's observations will make any reader an expert on the composition and content of some of Egypt's most outstanding religious art and the salient architectural features of each monastery, as well as the ongoing process of restoration that has returned much of their original vibrancy to some of these works."--BOOK JACKET
Historical dictionary of the Coptic Church by Gawdat Gabra ( Book )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Coptic Church is based on the teaching of Saint Mark, who brought Christianity to Egypt during the first century. Copts, members of the Coptic Church, comprise the largest Christian community in the Middle East. The Coptic Church is more than nineteen centuries old and has produced thousands of texts and biblical and theological studies. Today, there are more than one million members of the Coptic Church, but the majority lives abroad in North America and Australia. Most left Egypt primarily because of economic and political discrimination." "Historical Dictionary of the Coptic Church, through its chronology; introductory essay; bibliography; and more than 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important people, organizations, structures, theological practices of the church, literature and liturgy, and monasteries and churches, details the history of this fascinating institution and its followers."--BOOK JACKET
The churches of Egypt : from the journey of the Holy Family to the present day by Gawdat Gabra ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With over 300 full-color photographs, this is the first fully illustrated book devoted to Christian houses of worship in Egypt. The text incorporates the latest research to complement the broad geographic scope covering nearly all significant Coptic sites throughout the country, from the ancient Coptic churches in Old Cairo to the churches in the monasteries of Wadi al-Natrun, the Red Sea, and Upper Egypt. Churches associated with the Holy Family's sojourn in Egypt, including Gabal al-Tayr and Dayr al-Muharraq, enrich the volume. Many modern churches housing contemporary Coptic art that have not been dealt with in other publications are featured here especially the Cathedral of St. Mark and his shrine at Anba Ruweis in Cairo." "Churches of all other Christian denominations in Egypt are also described and illustrated here. A number of famous Greek Orthodox churches are included, as well as two Evangelical Coptic churches. Catholic, Armenian, and Anglican churches designed and decorated by European architects and painters in the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century are given their due: they represent little known treasures of Christian art and architecture. Introductory chapters on the history of Christianity in Egypt, the architecture of the Coptic Church, and Coptic wall paintings help readers to appreciate fully the great cultural, artistic, and architectural heritage of Egypt's Christians."--BOOK JACKET
Christianity and monasticism in the Fayoum oasis : essays from the 2004 international symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in honor of Martin Krause by Saint Mark Foundation ( Book )
11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christianity began in the large and fertile Fayoum oasis of Egypt's Western Desert as early as the third century, and its presence has endured to the present day. This volume contains contributions on various aspects of Coptic civilization in Egypt's largest oasis over the past 1800 years
Be thou there : the Holy Family's journey in Egypt by William Lyster ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history and religious heritage of old Cairo : its fortress, churches, synagogue, and mosque by Gawdat Gabra ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Just to the south of modern Cairo stands the historic enclave known as Old Cairo, which grew up in and around the Roman fortress of Babylon, and which today hosts a unique collection of monuments that attest to the shared cultural heritage of ancient Egyptians, Christians, Jews, and Muslims. In this lavishly illustrated celebration of a very special place, renowned photographer Sherif Sonbol's remarkable images of the fortress, churches, synagogue, and mosque illuminate the living fabric of the ancient and medieval stones, while Gawdat Gabra describes the history of Old Cairo from the time of the ancient Egyptians and the Romans to the founding of the first Muslim city of al-Fustat. Stefan Reif focuses on the Jewish history of the area, exploring the famous Genizah documents found in the Ben Ezra Synagogue that tell so much about everyday life in medieval Egypt. Gertrud van Loon looks at the early Coptic Christian churches, some of the oldest in the world, and Tarek Swelim describes the arrival of the Muslims in the seventh century, their establishment of al-Fustat on the edge of Old Cairo, and the building of the Mosque of 'Amr ibn al-'As, the oldest mosque in Africa. -- Jacket
Christianity and monasticism in Upper Egypt ( Book )
in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The illustrated guide to the Coptic Museum and churches of Old Cairo by Gawdat Gabra ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Psalter im oxyrhynchitischen (mesokemischen/mittelägyptischen) Dialekt by Gawdat Gabra ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cairo : the Coptic Museum & old churches by Gawdat Gabra ( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Of major events / Anthony Alcock -- History of the state/ Anthony Alcock -- History of the church / Anthony Alcock -- The meaning of the term copt / Anthony Alcock -- The Egyptian church and its rituals / Anthony Alcock -- Music in the church / Anthony Alcock -- Monasticism / Anthony Alcock -- Coptic literature / Anthony Alcock -- Coptic art in the Coptic museum / Gawdat Gabra -- A selection of items from the coptic museum / Gawdat Gabra -- The churches of old Cairo : introduction / Gawdat Gabra -- The fortress of Babylon / Gawdat Gabra -- Churches within the fortress / Gawdat Gabra -- Churches outside the fortress / Gawdat Gabra -- Churches to the south of the Babylon fortress / Gawdat Gabra -- Churches in and around Fatimid Cairo / Gawdat Gabra
Christianity and monasticism in Aswan and Nubia ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Untersuchungen zu den Texten über Pesyntheus : Bischof von Koptos (569-632) by Gawdat Gabra ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in German and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Egypt 1350 BC - AD 1800 : art historical and archaeological studies for Gawdat Gabra ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From old Cairo to the new world : Coptic studies presented to Gawdat Gabra on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This present volume is dedicated to Gawdat Gabra, the former director of the Coptic Museum in Cairo and now Professor of Coptology at the University of Claremont in the USA. Dr Gabra is one of the pioneers of Coptic studies in modern times and the author and editor of many valuable and highly regarded monographs, series and articles. Although the papers in this volume do not have a single theme, all of them share an interest and focus on one topic: Egypt. They cover many fields in Coptology and Egyptology, such as art, Biblical studies, liturgy, Copto-Arabic studies and archaeology. They present the results of recent academic research and archaeological excavations. The seventeen contributors to this volume belong to three continents and work in seven countries all over the world, but all of them appreciate the long-time efforts of Gawdat Gabra for Coptic studies on an academic level as well as his indefatigable labour to make laymen aware of Coptic Egypt
Icons of the Nile Valley by Zuzana Skalova ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christian Egypt : coptic art and monuments through two millennia by Massimo Capuani ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Coptic Church owes its existence to the evangelization of Egypt by St. Mark and thus claims to be one of the churches most faithful to the biblical message of the beginnings. The Copts regard themselves as the true descendents of the ancient people of pharaonic Egypt." "The history of their name is a reminder that this part of the world was at the center of an unusually extensive intermixing of populations and regions. The term "Copt" is an alteration of the Greek Aigyptios (Egyptian), which became qibt in Arabic, and gradually came to designate exclusively the community that remained faithful to Christianity in spite of the expansion of Islam." "This book is the result of Massimo Capuani's comprehensive examination of the archaeological studies and historical literature of Coptic Christian monasteries and churches, supported by photographs, planimeters, and architectural drawings, as well as many color plates. Gawdat Gabra's thorough knowledge of current archaeological activity and the most recent consensus regarding the dates and other questions concerning churches and monasteries enhance the store of information. The important contributions of Otto Meinardus and Marie-Helene Rutschowscaya provide comprehensive surveys of the two-thousand year history of the Coptic Church and of the artistic expression of the Coptic world. Together they bring back to life the history of this culture, which today enjoys a remarkable renewal."--BOOK JACKET
Tārīkh al-Masīḥīyah wa-āthāruhā fī Aswān wa-al-Nūbah by Nabīh Kāmil ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Arabic and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christianity; Aswan; Nubia; Egypt; history
Coptic monasteries art and architecuture of early Christian Egypt by Gawdat Gabra ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
ʿAbd al-Sayyid, Ǧawdat Ǧabra
ʿAbd al-Sayyid Ǧawdat Ǧabraẗ 1947-....
ʻAbd al-Sayyid, Jawdat Jabrā
'Abd al-Sayyid, Jawdat Jabrā 1947-
Abdel Sayed, Gawdat Gabra.
Abdel Sayed, Gawdat Gabra 1947-
Al-Sayyid, Jawdat Jabrā 'Abd.
Gabra Abdel Sayed Gawdat
Gabra, Gawdat
Gabra, Gawdat 1947-
Ǧabrah Ǧawdat 1947-....
Ǧawdat Ǧabra
Jabrah, Jawdat.
Jabrah, Jawdat 1947-
Sayed, Gawdat Gabra Abdel.
Sayyid, Jawdat Jabrā 'Abd al-.
جبرة جودت 1947-....
جبره، جودت
جودت جبرا
جودت جبرة