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Isidore, of Seville, Saint, d 636 (scholar and Archbishop of Seville)



  • Existence: d 636

Saint Isidore of Seville was born c. 560 and died in 636. He was Archbishop of Seville and is widely regarded as the last of the Fathers of the Church. His fame after his death was based on his Etymologiae, an etymological encyclopedia which assembled extracts of many books from classical antiquity that would have otherwise been lost.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

MS 123: Composite manuscript containing four texts, 12th-13th century

Identifier: MS 123
Contents This major text contained in this manuscript is Isidore of Seville’s Etymologiae, one of the most important texts of the Middle Ages, which was probably originally written around the start of the 7th century. It is accompanied by other related works in this manuscript, which dates from the 12th or 13th century and was probably made in Lucelle, France. The contents are as follows:ff. 1r-144v: Etymologiae by Isidore of...
Dates: 12th-13th century

'Testimoniorum Ysidori contra Judeos', also known as De fide catholica contra Iudaeos by Isidore of Seville, 12th century

Identifier: MS 16/ff. 108v-143v
Contents This part of the manuscript contains Isidore of Seville's De fide catholica contra Iudaeos ('On the Catholic faith against the Jews'). In this text, Isidore presents an anti-Jewish argument that reflects the theological arguments of the time it was written (Isidore lived from approximately 560 to 636 CE).This section begins on f.108v with Venerabili et sancte sorori florentine Ysidorus and ends on f.143v with ...
Dates: 12th century