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The Medieval Manuscript Tradition of Augustine's Works

in The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity. 6263 words.

Aug.'s presence was all-pervasive and overwhelming in the medieval West. This was given expression by *Isidore of Seville's

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Seville

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Medieval Seville lived through three Christianities. The first phase was dominated by the personality of its two metropolitans, St Leander († 601) and especially his successor Isidore of...

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Isidorus Hispalensis

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Isidore, bishop of Seville (c. 600–36), came from a Roman family of considerable influence in Visigothic Spain (see Goths): his brother Leander was his predecessor at Seville (c. 577–c. 600...

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Order of Hermits of Saint Augustine

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Augustinian influence deeply marked Western monasticism. It inspired the majority of the great Rules, like those of Isidore of Seville or St Benedict of Nursia. But St Augustine had left ...

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Capitilavium

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(Lat., ‘washing of the head’).

A name given to Palm Sunday in the early Middle Ages, acc. to Isidore of Seville in reference to the custom of washing the heads ...

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Encyclopedias, Medieval

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

No medieval work bore the title Encyclopedia. But many attempted to order the whole of knowledge and could claim an encyclopedic status, starting with the Etymologies of Isidore of Seville...

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John of Biclar

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Bishop of Gerona and historian of the Visigoths; born Santarem (Scallabis) in Lusitania, died Spain ca.621. John is said by Isidore of Seville to have been a Goth, but this ...

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Gynaikeion

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(γυναικει̑ον, gynaeceum), in classical Greek, a part of the house reserved for the women; in the late Roman Empire, a type of imperial textile factory. Isidore of Seville Etymol. 15.6.3) ...

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Capitilavium

Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2005; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 51 words.

A name given to *Palm Sunday in the early Middle Ages, acc. to *Isidore of Seville in reference to the custom of washing the heads of children in preparation for the anointing which took...

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Continuationes Isidorianae

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Anni 741 and anni 754, two closely related Latin chronicles compiled in Spain after the Islamic conquest, which continue the Chronicle of Isidore of Seville. They derive from an eastern ...

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History, Historiography

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The WestByzantium

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History is the account of things that have happened. This definition given by Isidore of Seville in the 7th c. was...

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Seville

Robert Stevenson.

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 1167 words.

City in Spain. Called Hispalis in antiquity, by Strabo’s epoch (63 BCE – 23 CE) Seville was regarded as the ‘most famous’ city of southern Spain. Both the emperors Trajan and Hadrian were...

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“An Eternal Weight of Glory” (2 Corinthians 4:17): Discipline and Devotion in Monastic Life

Felice Lifshitz.

in Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia

May 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 17155 words.

This chapter studies the texts that served as guidelines for monastic life at Karlburg and Kitzingen during the eighth century, before the rise of prescriptive rules (such as the Rule of...

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Hispana Collection

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

A collection of canons and decretals, so called because of its Spanish origin. In its earliest form, which a persistent if disputed tradition links with Isidore of Seville, it consists of...

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Chapter Eight“Concerning Virgins, I Have No Commandment of the Lord” (1 Corinthians 7:25): Consecrated Women and Altar Service in the Anglo-Saxon Cultural Province in Francia

Felice Lifshitz.

in Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia

May 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 3854 words.

This chapter argues that the consecrated women of Karlburg and Kitzingen played a large variety of active roles, including liturgical ones, in the lay communities over which they ruled, and...

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Isidore

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Male forename, name of two saints.

St Isidore of Seville (c. 560–636), a Spanish archbishop and Doctor of the Church. He is noted for his Etymologies, an encyclopedic work used by...

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Fulgentius, Fabius Planciades - author

Frederick Hammond and Dolores Pesce.

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 216 words.

(fl late 5th century–early 6th). Latin Christian author of African origin. Fulgentius belongs with Cassiodorus and Isidore of Seville as a transmitter of predigested classical culture to...

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Symphonia (ii)

Howard Mayer Brown.

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 212 words.

In the Middle Ages and later, symphonia was used to describe various instruments, including a kind of drum (Isidore of Seville, d 636: Etymologiarum, 3.22.14), but especially those capable...

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Justa and Rufina

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

Sisters and martyrs at Seville, c.287. Potters by trade in the late Roman Empire, they refused to sell their pots for use in pagan worship. When irate crowds destroyed their stocks, Justa...

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Insight and Foresight: Techniques of Divination

Euan Cameron.

in Enchanted Europe

March 2010; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 5330 words.

This chapter examines the literature on divination. Pastoral literature was full of discussions of ‘revelations’ that might or might not be trustworthy, might be divine or might be demonic....

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