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The etymologies of Isidore of Seville

Author: Isidore, of Seville Saint; Stephen A Barney
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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The book provide the first complete English translation, together with introduction and notes, of the Etymologies of Isidore of Seville, the main encyclopedic resource in the Middle Ages. This highly-readable translation of the text is essential reading for the medievalist, linguist or student of the history of Western thought.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early works
Translations
Early works to 1600
Early works to 1800
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Isidore, of Seville, Saint, -636.
Etymologies of Isidore of Seville.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2004061770
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Isidore, of Seville Saint; Stephen A Barney
ISBN: 0521837499 9780521837491 0511219695 9780511219696 9780511219016 0511219016 9780511221002 0511221002 9780511482113 0511482116 1280480300 9781280480300
OCLC Number: 560223836
Language Note: Translated from the Latin.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 475 pages)
Contents: COVER; HALF-TITLE; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; DEDICATION; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; NOTE TO THE READER; INTRODUCTION; Introduction; Bibliography; THE ETYMOLOGIES; Analytical table of contents; Book I Grammar (De grammatica); Book II Rhetoric and dialectic (De rhetorica et dialectica); Book III Mathematics (De mathematica); Book IV Medicine (De medicina); Book V Laws and times (De legibus et temporibus); Book VI Books and ecclesiastical offices (De libris et officiis ecclesiasticis); Book VII God, angels, and saints (De deo, angelis et sanctis); Book VIII The Church and sects (De ecclesia et sectis).
Other Titles: Etymologiae.
Responsibility: [translated by] Stephen A. Barney [and others] ; with the collaboration of Muriel Hall.

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