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Early works to 1600
Early works to 1800
Translations into English
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Isidore, of Seville Saint; Stephen A Barney
|Language Note:||Translated from the Latin.|
|Description:||xii, 475 pages ; 26 cm|
|Contents:||Grammar and its parts --
Rhetoric and dialectic --
Mathematics, whose parts are arithmetic, music, geometry, and astronomy --
Laws and the instruments of the judiciary, and chronology --
The order of scripture, cycles and canons, liturgical feasts and offices --
Gods and angels, prophetic nomenclature, names of the holy fathers, martyrs, clerics, monks, and other names --
Church and synagogue, religion and faith, heresies, philosophers, poets, sibyls, magicians, pagans, gods of the gentiles --
Languages of the nations, royal, military, and civic terminology, family relationships --
Certain terms in alphabetical order --
Human beings and their parts, the ages of humans, portents and metamorphoses --
Four-footed animals, creeping animals, fish, and flying animals --
Elements, that is, the heavens and the air, waters, the sea, rivers and floods --
Earth, paradise, the regions of the whole globe, islands, mountains, other terms for places, and the lower regions of the earth --
Cities, urban and rural buildings, fields, boundaries and measures of fields, roads --
Earthly materials from land and water, every kind of gem and precious stones, ivory likewise, treated along with marble, glass, all the metals, weights and measures --
Agriculture, crops of every kind, vines and trees of every kind, herbs and all vegetables --
Wars and triumphs and the instruments of war, the forum, spectacles, games of chance and ball games --
Ships, ropes, and nets, iron workers, the construction of walls and all the implements of building, also wool-working, ornaments, and all kinds of clothing --
Tables, foodstuffs, drink, and their vessels, vessels for wine, water, and oil, vessels of cooks, bakers, and lamps, beds, chairs, vehicles, rural and garden implements, equestrian equipment.
|Responsibility:||[translated by] Stephen A. Barney [and others] ; with the collaboration of Muriel Hall.|
'This extraordinary mix of encyclopaedia and dictionary must be the most historically important work never to have been translated into English until this fine collaborative work.' Spectator '...
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