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Isidore of Seville

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(570–636, archbishop of Seville, an encyclopaedic writer; author of Origenes or Etymologiae. Much of this is fantastic, but it can be seen as one of the first texts in the ...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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... of Seville ( 560–636 ) Archbishop of Seville from c .600 and a distinguished administrator, teacher, and writer. His works include Etymologies , which was an encyclopedia, and books on history, natural science, linguistic studies, and theology. Pope Clement VIII canonized him in 1598...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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2013
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Literature
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... of Seville ( c. 560–636 ) Archbishop of Seville and enormously influential through his Etymologiae , the earliest medieval encyclopedia in twenty books, which argues that the natures of things can be derived from their names. This work was an authority until at least the 14th...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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Literature
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47 words

... of Seville ( c. 560–636 ) Archbishop of Seville and enormously influential through his Etymologiae , the earliest medieval encyclopedia in twenty books, which argues that the natures of things can be derived from their names. This work was an authority until at least the 14th...

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The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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2007
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History
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675 words

... of Seville ( c. 560–536 ), encyclopedic scholar and bishop of Seville . Born and educated in Visigothic Spain , Isidore became a prominent churchman and a prolific writer. His legacy includes biblical exegesis, historiography, a treatise on natural philosophy ( De natura rerum; On the nature of things), and an encyclopedia, Etymologiae (Etymologies) or Origines (Origins), which is by far the best known and most influential of his works. The Etymologies treated geographical subjects in detail, and Isidore's other works, such as biblical...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (5 ed.)

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2011
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Religion
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...of famous men (completing Jerome 's work), a summary of Christian doctrine, rules for monks and nuns, and the History of the Goths. From the time of Bede onwards the writings of Isidore figure in medieval library lists almost as frequently as those of Gregory the Great , with whom he shares the unofficial title of ‘Schoolmaster of the Middle Ages’. Feast: 4 April . AA.SS. Apr. I (1675), 327–64; P. Séjourné , Le dernier Père de l'Église. Saint Isidore de Séville (1929); E. Bréhaut, An Encyclopaedist of the Dark Ages, Isidore of Seville (1912); M....

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Michael McCormick

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
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... of Seville , bishop of Seville (from ca. 600 ); prolific author and churchman in Visigothic Spain; born in Byz. Spain? ca. 570 , died 636 . His attitudes toward the Visigoths and Byz. appear to have been complex. In Constantinople, Leander , his brother and predecessor at Seville, had negotiated an alliance between Byz. and the Visigothic usurper Hermenegild ( 579–84 ) and become friends with the papal apocrisiarius Gregory (the future Gregory I the Great ) as well as a correspondent of Patr. John IV Nesteutes . How far Isidore's Etymologies...

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Graham Barrett and Faith Wallis

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

... of Seville ( c. 560–4 April 636 ) Bishop of Seville from 599/601 until his death and voluminous author of works on grammar , exegesis, church discipline, and history that enjoyed wide diffusion and consistent popularity throughout the Middle Ages. Life and times Isidore was born to a family from Cartagena; he succeeded his brother Leander as Bishop of Seville in c. 600 . He assembled the Second Council of Seville in 619, where the two Natures and single Person of Christ were defined as against the Acephalite heresy, as well as the Homoean (‘...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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... of Seville ( 570–636 ) Born into an illustrious Roman family of Carthagena, Isidore was brought up by his elder brother Leander at Seville , where the family had fled after the loss of their father. He received an austere education . In 600 he succeeded Leander in the see of the Baetican metropolis. As Bishop he pursued three aims: to preserve ancient knowledge; to complete the recent triumph of Catholicism (council of Toledo of 589 ); and to favour a profound Romano-Gothic fusion. In 619 he took part in the synod held at Seville under...

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Jose Carlos Martín and Melissa Boyd

The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine

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Current Version:
2014
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Religion
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... Isidore of Seville ( c .560–636 ) In the quantity of his writing and the extent of his influence, I. was the most important writer of Visigothic Spain. Originating from a Romano-Hispanic family, he was educated, after the early deaths of his parents, by his brother Leander, Bishop of Seville ( see Spanish Writers (430–900)), arranged for I. to succeed him as bishop around the year 602. It was...

Isidore of Seville, Saint

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The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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Art & Architecture, Religion
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93 words

... of Seville, Saint ( c . 560–636 ), was born in Seville and became its archbishop. He converted the Visigoths from Arianism and presided over the Councils of Seville (619) and Toledo (633). He was canonized in 1598 and made a Doctor of the Church in 1722 , but is best known as the ‘Schoolmaster of the Middle Ages’, on account of his many books, especially the Etymologies , an encyclopaedia ranging from fabulous animals to medicine to theology, which served as a guide to many artists, in particular sculptors working on...

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Classical studies
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163 words

... of Seville, Saint ( c. 560–636 ad ) Theologian and encyclopaedist, archbishop of Seville from 600 until his death. An important link between the learning of classical antiquity and the Middle Ages, he tried to keep knowledge of the ancient world alive at an unpropitious time. The most famous of his writings (all in Latin) was an encyclopaedia of arts and science edited into twenty books, Etymologiae (‘Etymologies’) or Origines (‘Origins’), a work of the same sort as that of Martianus Capella , but superior to it. It was in widespread use for the...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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2014
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Quotations
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73 words

...00St St Isidore of Seville c. 560 – 636 Spanish archbishop and Doctor of the Church However Augustine surpassed the zeal of all these by his genius and wisdom. For he wrote so much that no one is able in the days and nights even to read his books, far less to write them. Etymologies bk. 6, ch. 7, sect. 3 he wrote so much even to read his books even to read his ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

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Quotation
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Quotations
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376 words

...Isidore of Seville, St. c. 560 – 636 Spanish theologian and bishop Tolle numerum omnibus rebus et omnia pereunt . Take from all things their number and all shall perish. Etymologies [ c. 600], Book III, chapter 4, quoted in E. Grant (ed.), A Source Book in Medieval Science (1974), trans. E. Brehaut (1912), revised by E. Grant, 5 Take from all things their number all shall perish Number is divided into even and odd. Even number is divided into the following: evenly even, evenly uneven, and unevenly uneven. Odd number is divided into the following:...

Isidore, St (Hispalensis) bishop of Seville

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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..., St (Hispalensis) bishop of Seville ( c .568–636 ; r. 599/600–636 ) We know little about Isidore prior to his succeeding his brother *Leander as bishop in 599/600 , but thereafter he became Spain ’s most important churchman . His writings laid the foundations of the intellectual life of the Latin West: his Historia gothorum sueuorum uandalorum (in two versions) is our only narrative source for the early-7th-century Gothic kingdom; his De uiris illustribus , modelled on *Jerome , introduces us to numerous Spanish and African authors whose...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
65 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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64 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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39 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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44 words
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(570–636,archbishop of Seville, an encyclopaedic writer; author of Origenes or Etymologiae. Much of this is fantastic, but it can be seen as one of the first texts in the encyclopaedic tradition in ...
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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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...Christian Church prepared and defended itself against the assaults on the Roman empire from beyond its fragile borders. Many primitive MSS were prepared, probably mostly by monks, of patristic authors such as Ambrose of Milan ( c .339–97 ), Jerome ( c .345–420 ), Augustine of Hippo ( 354–430 ), Gregory the Great ( c .540–604 ), and Isidore of Seville ( c .560–636 ). Early Christian books from southern Europe in what are sometimes called the Dark Ages are usually squarish in shape, on *parchment ( *papyrus gradually died out, except in...

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