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The Etymologies of Isidore of Seville 1 edition

The Etymologies of Isidore of Seville
Isidore of Seville, Saint

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The Etymologies of Isidore of Seville
[edited and translated by] Stephen A. Barney ; with the collaboration of Muriel Hall

Published 2010 by Cambridge University Press in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"This work is the first 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, the terminology of the Law, the technologies of fabrics, ships and agriculture to the names of cities and rivers, the theatrical arts, and cooking utensils. Isidore provides etymologies for most of the terms he explains, finding in the causes of words the underlying key to their meaning. This book offers a highly readable translation of the twenty books of the Etymologies, one of the most widely known texts for a thousand years from Isidore's time"--Provided by publisher.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Translated from the Latin.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
039/.71
Library of Congress
AE2.I833 I75 2010

The Physical Object

Pagination
xii, 476 p. ;
Number of pages
476

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24383131M
ISBN 13
9780521145916
LC Control Number
2010000699

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