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Isidore of Seville and the Etymologies

Lecture no. 4 from the course: Great Minds of the Medieval World

Isidore of Seville and the Etymologies

Taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Isidore of Seville left another extraordinary legacy to education. Trace the arc of his career, from his early immersion in the Greek and Roman classics to his advocacy of cathedral schools and his creation of the Etymologies, a massive encyclopedia of human knowledge and one of the most influential books of the Middle Ages.

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