Monasteries In The Beheirah Province

IN THE PROVINCE

Few or are attested in this province of the west of the Delta. Apart from the great communities of the KELLIA and NITRIA, one may really mention only Dayr Ams.

This place name is quoted as a toward 1180 (Toussoun, 1925, Vol. 1, pp. 215, 223). It is also mentioned in the al-Tuhfah al- Saniyyah (A.H. 715/A.D. 1315; trans. Sacy, p. 664). It was in the markaz (district) of Abu Hummus, therefore to the northwest of Damanhur.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Al-Baghdadi Abd ibn Yusuf. Al-Tuhfah al-Saniyyah. Trans. by Silvestre as in Relation de l’Egypte. Paris, 1810. “L’Etat des provinces” is translated in an appendix.
  • Toussoun, O. Mémoire sur l’histoire du Nil, 3 vols. Cairo, 1925.

RENÉ-GEORGES COQUIN

MAURICE MARTIN, S.J.