This is the first comprehensive survey of Christian architecture in Egypt from the fourth century up to early modern times, covering not only church architecture, but also and extensively the building art of pilgrimage centers, monasteries, cemeteries, defence structures and private houses. Special attention is given to building technique, arrangement of the interior, and liturgical (local) conditions. With a descriptive catalogue of urban and monastic churches.
Peter Grossmann, Dr. Ing. (1969) in History of Architecture, University of Karslruhe, is retired member of the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo. He has published several books and many articles on various topics in the history of architecture.
This book is an enormous contribution to the history of church architecture.'
A Quarterly Review of Archeaology, 2004.
Students of Architecture, Historians of Late Antiquity, Egyptologists, Theologists, Coptologists.