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Isidore of Seville

(c. 560—636) Spanish archbishop and Doctor of the Church


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(570–636,

archbishop of Seville, an encyclopaedic writer; author of Origenes or Etymologiae. Much of this is fantastic, but it can be seen as one of the first texts in the encyclopaedic tradition in medieval literature.

Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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