Isidore of Seville

Wood, Jamie (2013) Isidore of Seville. In: The Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 3513-3514. ISBN UNSPECIFIED

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Isidore (ca. 560–636 CE) was bishop of Seville, metropolitan bishop of the ecclesiastical province of Baetica, and advisor to the Visigothic kings of Spain in the first third of the seventh century. However, most importantly, he was the outstanding intellectual of early medieval Spain and played a central role in the transmission of much classical and early Christian learning into the medieval period. His magnum opus, the Etymologiae, over one thousand medieval manuscripts of which survive,
is the most famous example of this influence, but numerous other works attempted to categorize, organize, and make useful the knowledge of the pagan past for the Christian
present and future.

Additional Information:Isidore (ca. 560–636 CE) was bishop of Seville, metropolitan bishop of the ecclesiastical province of Baetica, and advisor to the Visigothic kings of Spain in the first third of the seventh century. However, most importantly, he was the outstanding intellectual of early medieval Spain and played a central role in the transmission of much classical and early Christian learning into the medieval period. His magnum opus, the Etymologiae, over one thousand medieval manuscripts of which survive, is the most famous example of this influence, but numerous other works attempted to categorize, organize, and make useful the knowledge of the pagan past for the Christian present and future.
Keywords:Spain, Medieval History, Ancient History, Medieval Church
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V224 Iberian History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V130 Medieval History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V330 History of Religions
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
ID Code:7552
Deposited On:18 Feb 2013 12:29

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