The Medieval World of Isidore of Seville: Truth from Words

The Medieval World of Isidore of Seville: Truth from Words

by John Henderson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521144346
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/20/2010
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 1,209,377
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

John Henderson is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of King's College.

Table of Contents

List of figures; Preface: when it's ajar; Introduction; Part I. Preliminaries: 1. Prefatory correspondence and dedication; 2. Index and referencing system; 3. Conclusion; Part II. Reading the Etymologiae; Section 1. Primary Education: 4. Proem: seven at one blow; 5. Grammar: the alphabet; 6. Grammar proper; 7. Rhetoric; 8. Dialectic or rationalist philosophy; Section 2. Secondary Education: 9. Arithmetic; 10. Geometry; 11. Music; 12. Astronomy; 13. Medicine; 14. Law and history; 15. Scripture and Christian duties; 16. God, the angels, the saints; 17. Church, schism, paganism; 18. Languages, populations, societies; 19. Epithets: a thesaurus; 20. Mankind and monsters; 21. Living creatures; 22. World survey (water); 23. Earth survey (land); 24. Building, town, and country; 25. Rocks and metals; 26. Agriculture and botany; 27. War and recreation; 28. Ships, construction and decoration, clothing; 29. Food and drink, packaging and transport, tools and harness; Conclusion: after words; Appendix; Bibliography; Index locorum; Etymologies; General index.

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