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The Esna Monasteries: Dayr al-Shuhada and Dayr al-Fakhuri

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Dayr al-Shuhada and Dayr al-Fakhuri's churches are best known for their wall paintings. Travelers since the seventeenth century have left their impressions and accounts in journals and publications. ... More


The Cloister and the World: Essays in Medieval History in Honour of Barbara Harvey

John Blair and Brian Golding (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204404
eISBN:
9780191676246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204404.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book's chapters honour a distinguished scholar best known for her work on late medieval economy, demography, and estate management, and on the monastic community at Westminster. The uniting ... More


The Lost Mosaics of Constantinople and the Middle Byzantine Program of Church Decoration

Carolyn L. Connor

in Saints and Spectacle: Byzantine Mosaics in their Cultural Setting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190457624
eISBN:
9780190457648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457624.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

While the cultural dominance of Constantinople helps explain the formal homogeneity and character of Byzantine art in the provinces of the empire, how is one to recover the paradigms for the Middle ... More


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