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The Cave Church of Paul the Hermit at the Monastery of St. Paul, Egypt

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Product description

The Coptic Monastery of St. Paul by the Red Sea grew up around the cave where Paul, the first Christian hermit, grew up in solitude. The Cave served as a shrine in late antiquity, became a church in the middle ages, and expanded again in the early modern period.
This book chronicles the history of a series of devotional paintings in the Cave Church. It explores how the monastic community commissioned painting twice in the church in the 13th. century, during one of the great periods of Coptic art, and how one of the monks painted it again in the 18th. century, helping to inaugurate a Coptic renaissance after centuries of decline.
The foundation of this volume is a wall painting conservation project sponsored by the American Research Centre in Egypt. The book also sets the art and architecture of the Cave Church in its historical context and examines the role of the Monastery of St. Paul as part of the sacred geography of Christian Egypt through time.

With articles by various specialists. 250 colour and 60 b/w illustrations.

A very clean copy of the first, first printing, in jacket.

Extra postage due to size and weight.

Item details

Author(s):
Lyster, William editor
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
25 x 30 cm.
Edition:
First, first printing 2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780300118476
Number of pages:
395
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Title:
The Cave Church of Paul the Hermit at the Monastery of St. Paul, Egypt

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The Coptic Monastery of St. Paul by the Red Sea grew up around the cave where Paul, the first Christian hermit, grew up in solitude. The Cave served as a shrine in late antiquity, became a church in the middle ages, and expanded again in the early modern period.
This book chronicles the history of a series of devotional paintings in the Cave Church. It explores how the monastic community commissioned painting twice in the church in the 13th. century, during one of the great periods of Coptic art, and how one of the monks painted it again in the 18th. century, helping to inaugurate a Coptic renaissance after centuries of decline.
The foundation of this volume is a wall painting conservation project sponsored by the American Research Centre in Egypt. The book also sets the art and architecture of the Cave Church in its historical context and examines the role of the Monastery of St. Paul as part of the sacred geography of Christian Egypt through time.

With articles by various specialists. 250 colour and 60 b/w illustrations.

A very clean copy of the first, first printing, in jacket.

Extra postage due to size and weight.

Author(s):
Lyster, William editor
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
25 x 30 cm.
Edition:
First, first printing 2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780300118476
Number of pages:
395
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Title:
The Cave Church of Paul the Hermit at the Monastery of St. Paul, Egypt

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