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The Etymologies of Isidore of Seville

Author: Isidore, of Seville Saint; Stephen A Barney
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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"This work is a complete English translation of the Latin Etymologies of Isidore, bishop of Seville (c. 560-636). Isidore compiled the work between c. 615 and the early 630s and it takes the form of an encyclopedia, arranged by subject matter. It contains much lore of the late classical world beginning with the Seven Liberal Arts, including Rhetoric, and touches on thousands of topics ranging from the names of God,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Translations
Early works to 1600
Early works to 1800
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isidore, of Seville Saint; Stephen A Barney
ISBN: 9780521145916 0521145910 9780521837491 0521837499
OCLC Number: 498418446
Language Note: Translated from the Latin.
Description: xii, 476 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Historical background --
Chronology --
Life and works --
The sources of the Etymologies --
The character of the Etymologies --
The influence of the Etymologies --
Editions of the Etymologies and this translation --
Grammar --
Rhetoric and dialectic --
Mathematics, music, astronomy --
Medicine --
Laws and times --
Books and ecclesiastical offices --
God, angels, and saints --
The Church and sects --
Languages, nations, reigns, the military, citizens, family relationships --
Vocabulary --
The human being and portents --
Animals --
The cosmos and its parts --
The Earth and its parts --
Buildings and fields --
Stones and metals --
Rural matters --
War and games --
Ships, buildings, and clothing --
Provisions and various implements --
Correspondence of Isidore and Braulio.
Other Titles: Etymologiae.
Responsibility: [edited and translated by] Stephen A. Barney [and others] ; with the collaboration of Muriel Hall.
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This book provides a complete English translation - together with introduction and notes - of the Etymologies of Isidore of Seville, the main encyclopedic resource in the Middle Ages. This  Read more...

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