God's Librarian: Isidore of Seville and his Literary Agenda

Barrett, Graham (2019) God's Librarian: Isidore of Seville and his Literary Agenda. In: A Companion to Isidore of Seville. Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition . Brill, Leiden. ISBN UNSPECIFIED

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What I hope to show in the following pages is that Isidore of Seville, seen in the mirror of his own words, aimed not to become catechist to centuries of priests and monks, nor indeed to achieve any great stylistic or generic innovation as such, but to carry through the scholarly project which he had set for himself: to take full stock of Classical civilisation and recatalogue it for good in the epistemology of God.

Keywords:Isidore of Seville, Late Antiquity, Latin literacy, Latin literature, Visigothic Spain
Subjects:Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q800 Classical studies
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V110 Ancient History
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q612 Medieval Latin
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V224 Iberian History
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q620 Latin Literature
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q610 Latin Language
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V130 Medieval History
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
ID Code:36116
Deposited On:07 Jun 2019 10:16

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