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De natura rerum by Isidore of Seville, 12th-13th century

Identifier: MS 123/ff. 144v-154v


This section contains De natura rerum (About the Nature of Things) by Isidore of Seville, a scholar that lived from around 560 to around 636. This is a work about nature and astronomy. The text is accompanied by diagrams and figures.

The Prologue starts on f. 144v. It is titled Incipit prefatio Sancti Ysidori hispalensis episcopi de responsione mundi et astrorum ordinatione ad sesibutum philosophum and starts with the words Domino et filio sesibuto Ysidorus. Dum te praestante. It ends on f. 145r with novimus exequamur. Explicit Prologus.

The Capitula are on f. 145r.

The Text also starts on f. 145r. It is titled Incipit liber Ysidori episcopi de diebus and begins with the words Dies est solis orientis praesencia. It ends on f. 154v with in toto orbe diffundit. Amen. Amen. Explicit.


This section is written in the same hand as the rest of the manuscript.


  • Creation: 12th-13th century


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The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.


11 folios

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