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The medieval world of Isidore of Seville : truth from words

Author: John Henderson
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A full reading of St Isidore of Seville's Etymologiae. This presents a systematic survey of the world according to Judaic, Graeco-Roman, and Christian civilization in the form of a vast thesaurus of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1600
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Isidore, of Seville Saint; Isidoro, Santo Arzobispo de Sevilla.; Isidorus, Hispalensis; Isidorus, Saint Bishop of Seville; Isidor <von Sevilla>
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Henderson
ISBN: 9780521867405 0521867401 9780521144346 0521144345
OCLC Number: 71347575
Description: xi, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Preliminaries --
Prefatory correspondence and dedication --
Index and referencing system --
pt. 2. Reading the etymologiae --
Primary education --
1.1. Proem : seven at one blow --
1.2. Grammar : the alphabet --
1.3. Grammar proper --
2.1. Rhetoric --
2.2. Dialectic or rationalist philosophy --
Secondary education : poly-mathematics --
3.1. Arithmetic --
3.2. Geometry --
3.3. Music --
3.4. Astronomy --
4. Medicine --
5. Law and history --
6. Scripture and Christian duties --
7. God, the angels, the saints --
8. Church, schism, paganism --
9. Languages, populations, societies --
10. Epithets : a thesaurus --
11. Mankind and monsters --
12. Living creatures --
13. World survey (water) --
14. Earth survey (land) --
15. Building, town, and country --
16. Rocks and metals --
17. Agriculture and botany --
18. War and recreation --
19. Ships, construction and decoration, clothing --
20. Food and drink, packaging and transport, tools and harness --
Conclusion : after words --
App. W.M. Lindsay and the scholarship on Isidore.
Responsibility: John Henderson.
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"...not only offers an important contribution to scholarship on Isidore, but shows how classicists can and should expand the borders of Latin studies into new fields and methods." --BMCR

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