Saint Catherine\'s Monastery, Sinai: A Photographic Essay (Metropolitan Museum Of Art Publications)

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Saint Catherine's Monastery, Sinai: A Photographic Essay (Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications)

The Holy Monastery of St. Catherine, situated among the mountains of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, is the oldest continuously active monastery in the world. Recorded as a Christian pilgrimage site as early as the fourth century, it is located where Moses is thought to have seen the Burning Bush and to have received the Ten Commandments. In the sixth century the great Byzantine Emperor Justinian provided a handsome church and fortifications for the monastery. Later generations of pilgrims added other gifts; there are still frequent pilgrims there today. In this beautiful and informative book, the isolated Monastery and its buildings are presented in many newly commissioned colour images that include the richly decorated sanctuary of the sixth-century church and the world's most outstanding collection of icons. Along with an introduction by His Eminence Archbishop Damianos and an essay on the Monastery by Helen Evans, the book offers powerful photographs of the site, some of which are provided from the Monastery's archives, with the descriptive captions written by the monks of the Monastery.

Specifications of Saint Catherine's Monastery, Sinai: A Photographic Essay (Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications)

GENERAL
AuthorHelen C. Evans
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition0
ISBN-100300102798
ISBN-139780300102796
PublisherYale University Press
Number Of Pages96
Publication Date2004-02
DIMENSIONS
Height0.55 inch.
Length12.52 inch.
Width9.18 inch.
Weight1.86 pounds.

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