isidore of seville and his reception in the early middle ages

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Isidore Of Seville And His Reception In The Early Middle Ages

Author : Andrew Fear
ISBN : 9089648283
Genre : History
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Isidore of Seville (d. 636 CE) is a crucial figure in the preservation and propagation of Classical and Patristic learning. He put such learning to varied use in his own day, in the process ensuring that it could be made useful for future generations. Because of the depth of what he preserved and the breadth of its diffusion, Pope John Paul II proclaimed Isidore the patron saint of the internet in 1997. Yet his influence was felt throughout the Middle Ages, most acutely in early medieval Western Europe. Isidore's compilations of the works of earlier authorities provided theological, pastoral, scientific and historical resources that formed an essential part of monastic curricula for centuries. Representing a cross-section of the different approaches that have been taken to Isidore's writings, these collected essays explore the sources on which Isidore drew, how he selected and arranged them for future use, and the different ways in which his legacy was appropriated by future generations across the early medieval West.

Finding The Right Words

Author : Claudia Di Sciacca
ISBN : 9780802091291
Genre : History
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Isidore of Seville (circa 570-636) was the author of the Etymologiae,. the most celebrated and widely circulated encyclopaedia of the western Middle Ages. In addition, Isidore's Synonyma were very successful and became one of the classics of medieval spirituality. Indeed, it was the Synonyma that were to define the so-called 'Isidorian style,' a rhymed, rhythmic prose that proved influential throughout the Middle Ages. Finding the Right Words is the first book-length study to deal with the transmission and reception of works by Isidore of Seville in Anglo-Saxon England, with a particular focus on the Synonyma. Beginning with a general survey of Isidore's life and activity as a bishop in early seventh-century Visigothic Spain, Claudia Di Sciacca offers a comprehensive introduction to the Synonyma, drawing special attention to their distinctive style. She goes on to discuss the transmission of the text to early medieval England and its 'vernacularisation,' that is, its translations and adaptations in Old English prose and verse. The case for the particular receptiveness of the Synonyma in Anglo-Saxon England is strongly supported by both a close reading of primary sources and an extensive selection of secondary literature. This rigorous, well-documented volume demonstrates the significance of the Synonyma to our understanding of the literary pretensions and pedagogical practices of Anglo-Saxon England, and offers new insights into the interaction of Latin and vernacular within its literary culture.

Ireland And Europe In The Early Middle Ages

Author : Próinséas Ní Chatháin
ISBN : 1851826319
Genre : History
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Five German and 21 English papers explore how Ireland contributed to the intellectual and cultural life of Europe during the period. Among the topics are a case for multilingualism in early Wales, Theodore of Mopsuestia's Commentary on the Psalms as a case of Irish transmission of Late Antique learn

Encyclopaedism From Antiquity To The Renaissance

Author : Jason König
ISBN : 9781107470897
Genre : History
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There is a rich body of encyclopaedic writing which survives from the two millennia before the Enlightenment. This book sheds new light on that material. It traces the development of traditions of knowledge ordering which stretched back to Pliny and Varro and others in the classical world. It works with a broad concept of encyclopaedism, resisting the idea that there was any clear pre-modern genre of the 'encyclopaedia', and showing instead how the rhetoric and techniques of comprehensive compilation left their mark on a surprising range of texts. In the process it draws attention to both remarkable similarities and striking differences between conventions of encyclopaedic compilation in different periods, with a focus primarily on European/Mediterranean culture. The book covers classical, medieval (including Byzantine and Arabic) and Renaissance culture in turn, and combines chapters which survey whole periods with others focused closely on individual texts as case studies.

Natural History Books Xx Xxiii

Author : Pliny (the Elder.)
ISBN : UOM:39015047090876
Genre : Literary Collections
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The Making Of Textual Culture

Author : Martin Irvine
ISBN : 0521031990
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is the a major study of the cultural work performed by grammatica, the central discipline concerned with literacy, language, interpretation and literature in medieval society. Grammatica was, with all aspects of Latin literary text, its language, meaning and value. Martin Irvine demonstrates that grammatica, though the first of the liberal arts, was not simply one discipline among many: it had an essentially constitutive function, defining language, meaning and texts for other medieval disciplines. Martin Irvine draws together several aspects of medieval culture - literary theory, the nature of literacy, education, biblical interpretation, the literary canon and linguistic thought - in order to disclose the more far-reaching social effect of grammatica, chief of which was the making of textual culture in the medieval West.

The Reception Of The Church Fathers In The West

Author : Irena Dorota Backus
ISBN : 9004097228
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