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Gabra, Gawdat

Overview
Works: 43 works in 208 publications in 2 languages and 4,341 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Pictorial works  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  Catalogs  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewee
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Most widely held works by Gawdat Gabra
The treasures of Coptic art in the Coptic Museum and churches of Old Cairo by Gawdat Gabra( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 338 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."--Jacket
Coptic civilization : two thousand years of Christianity in Egypt by Gawdat Gabra( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egypt's Copts make up one of the oldest and largest Christian communities in the Middle East. Yet despite the availability of a large number of books on aspects of Coptic culture, including art and architecture, monasticism, theology, and music, there is to date no single volume that provides a comprehensive cultural history of the Copts and their achievements. 'Coptic Civilization' aims to fill this gap, by introducing the general reader, the interested non-specialist, to Coptic culture in all its variety and multi-faceted richness. With contributions by twenty scholars, 'Coptic Civilization' includes chapters on monasticism, the Coptic language, Coptic literature, Christian Arabic literature, the objects and documents of daily life, magic, art and architecture, and textiles, as well as the history of Coptic Church, its liturgy, theology, and music
Historical dictionary of the Coptic Church by Gawdat Gabra( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 220 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."--Jacket
The churches of Egypt : from the journey of the Holy Family to the present day by Gawdat Gabra( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 210 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."--Jacket
The history and religious heritage of old Cairo : its fortress, churches, synagogue, and mosque by Gawdat Gabra( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 170 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
Be thou there : the Holy Family's journey in Egypt by William Lyster( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity and monasticism in Upper Egypt by Gawdat Gabra( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 131 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 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Gawdat Gabra( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 118 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
Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia by Gawdat Gabra( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity and monasticism have flourished along the Nile Valley in the Aswan region of Upper Egypt and in what was once Nubia, from as early as the fourth century until the present day. The contributors to this volume, international specialists in Coptology from around the world, examine various aspects of Coptic civilization in Aswan and Nubia over the past centuries. The complexity of Christian identity in Nubia, as distinct from Egypt, is examined in the context of church ritual and architecture. Many of the studies explore Coptic material culture: inscriptions, art, architecture, and archaeology; and language and literature. The archaeological and artistic heritage of monastic sites in Edfu, Aswan, Makuria, and Kom Ombo are highlighted, attesting to their important legacies in the region
Christianity and monasticism in Middle Egypt : al-Minya and Asyut by Gawdat Gabra( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The legacies of the Coptic Christian presence in Middle Egypt from the fourth century to the present day -- Christianity and monasticism have long flourished along the Nile in Middle Egypt, the region stretching from al-Bahnasa (Oxyrhynchus) to Dayr al-Ganadla. The contributors to this volume, international specialists in Coptology from around the world, examine various aspects of Coptic civilization in Middle Egypt over the past two millennia. The studies explore Coptic art and archaeology, architecture, language, and literature. The artistic heritage of monastic sites in the region is highlighted, attesting to their important legacies."--Publisher's website
The A to Z of the Coptic Church by Gawdat Gabra( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 66 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." "The A to Z 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
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 44 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
Christianity and monasticism in northern Egypt : Beni Suef, Giza, Cairo, and the Nile Delta by Gawdat Gabra( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity and monasticism have long flourished in the northern part of Upper Egypt and in the Nile Delta, from Beni Suef to the Mediterranean coast. The contributors to this volume, international specialists in Coptology from around the world, examine various aspects of Coptic civilization in northern Egypt over the past two millennia. The studies explore Coptic art and archaeology, architecture, language, and literature. The artistic heritage of monastic sites in the region is highlighted, attesting to their important legacies
Egypt 1350 BC - AD 1800 : art historical and archaeological studies for Gawdat Gabra( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity and monasticism in Upper Egypt by Gawdat Gabra( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors to this volume examine various aspects of Coptic civilisation in and around the Naqada region over the past 1700 years, looking as Coptic religious history, tradition, language, heritage, and material culture in the region through texts, art, architecture, and archaeology
 
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The treasures of Coptic art in the Coptic Museum and churches of Old Cairo
Alternative Names
ʿAbd al-Sayyid, Ǧawdat Ǧabra

ʿAbd al-Sayyid, Ǧawdat Ǧabraẗ

ʿAbd al-Sayyid Ǧawdat Ǧabraẗ 1947-....

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ʻAbd al-Sayyid, Jawdat Jabrā

Àbd al-Sayyid, Jawdat Jabra 1947-

ʻAbdassayyid, Ǧaudat Ǧabrā

Abdel-Sayed, Gawdat G. 1947-

Abdel Sayed, Gawdat Gabra.

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Al-Sayyid, Jawdat Jabrā 'Abd.

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Gabra, Abdel Sayed Gawdat

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Gawdat Gabra Egyptian Coptologist

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Jawdat Jabra 'abd Al-Sayyid

Sayed, Gawdat G. 1947-

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English (121)

German (2)

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Historical dictionary of the Coptic ChurchThe churches of Egypt : from the journey of the Holy Family to the present dayThe history and religious heritage of old Cairo : its fortress, churches, synagogue, and mosqueBe thou there : the Holy Family's journey in EgyptChristianity and monasticism in Upper EgyptThe illustrated guide to the Coptic Museum and churches of Old CairoChristianity 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 KrauseThe A to Z of the Coptic ChurchChristianity and monasticism in Upper Egypt