Dr. Gawdat Gabra

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Dr. Gawdat Gabra

B.A., Egyptology, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

M.A., Egyptology, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Ph.D., Coptology, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, West Germany


Coptic Monastic Art and Architecture

Research and Interests

Co-editor in Chief oft he Claremont Coptic Encyclopedia

Selected Publications

  1. Christian Arabic Literature of the Copts: Notes on the State of Research, 1988-1992, in: T. Orlandi ed., Acts of the Fifth International Congress of Coptic Studies I. Reports on Recent Research, Rome 1993, 51-54.
  2. “The Religious Heritage of Sinai”, in: A. De Nigro, Sh. El-Ebrashy and G. Steen eds., Sinai: The Site & the History, Milan 1995, 73- 114.
  3. The Importance of the Hagiographic Texts for the Continuity of the Coptic Church, in: Walter Beltz and Jürgen Tubach (eds.), Religiöser Texte und soziale Struktur (= Hallesche Beiträge zur Orientwissenschaft 31/2001) Halle (Saale) 2001, 167-173.
  4. Perspectives on the Monastery of St. Antony: Medieval and Later Inhabitants and Visitors, in: E. Bolman (ed.), Monastic Visions: Wall Paintings in the Monastery of St. Antony at the Red Sea, New Haven and London 2002, 173-183.
  5. Jews, Copts and Muslims in Medieval Old Cairo, in: Walter Beltz and Jürgen   Tubach (eds.), Regionale Systeme koexistierender Religionsgemeinschaften. Leucorea Kolloquium 2001 (= Hallesche Beiträge zur Orientwissenschaft 34/           2002) Halle (Saale) 2002, 167-175.
  6. (ed.) Coptic Civilization: Two Thousand Years of Christianity in Egypt. American University in Cairo Press, Cairo 2014.