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Inhaltsangabe: 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, 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.
Book Description: 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 highly-readable translation of the text is essential reading for the medievalist, linguist or student of the history of Western thought.
Titel: The Etymologies of Isidore of Seville
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Zustand: Very Good
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge University Press Apr 2010, 2010. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - A complete English translation of the Etymologies of Isidore of Seville. 490 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780521145916