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Finding the right words : Isidore's Synonyma in Anglo-Saxon England

Author: Claudia Di Sciacca
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2008.
Series: Toronto Old English series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Isidore of Seville (circa 570–636) was the author of the Etymologiae,. the most celebrated and widely circulated encyclopaedia of the western Middle Ages. In addition, Isidore’s Synonyma were very successful and became one of the classics of medieval spirituality. Indeed, it was the Synonyma that were to define the so-called ‘Isidorian style,’ a rhymed, rhythmic prose that proved influential throughout the Middle
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Translations
Translations into English
Traductions anglaises
Named Person: Isidore, of Seville Saint; Isidor (von Sevilla).; Isidore, de Séville saint
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Di Sciacca
ISBN: 9780802091291 0802091296 9781442688117 1442688114
OCLC Number: 184738287
Language Note: Includes text in Latin and Old English.
Description: xvi, 323 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Isidore of Seville : his life and culture --
2. The Synonyma : their structure, style, and sources --
3. Isidore and the Synonyma in the British Isles --
4. The vernacularization of the Synonyma : the case of Vercelli xxii --
5. The vernacularization of the Synonyma : the ubi sunt Topos --
6. The Synonyma in Anglo-Latin literature --
7. The Synonyma in Anglo-Saxon England : some conclusions.
Series Title: Toronto Old English series.
Responsibility: Claudia Di Sciaccia.
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