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Published: 01 July 2016

304 Pages | 12 B&W illustrations

8-1/4 x 5-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9781781382936

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Isidore of Seville, On the Nature of Things

Translated by Calvin B. Kendall and With Faith Wallis

Liverpool University Press

Translated Texts for Historians LUP

  • This is the first translation of Isidore of Seville's On the Nature of Things into English.
  • The translation is prefaced by a substantial introduction that presents the first extended analysis in English of the historical context, sources, composition and transmission of this work
  • A chapter-by-chapter commentary explains Isidore's intentions and methods, and how he chooses and handles his material. It also clarifies technical points and obscurities, making the details of his scientific thinking for the first time accessible to modern readers
  • The translation includes the diagrams for which this work was famous in the Middle Ages, rendered into English for the first time
  • The book also contains a translation of King Sisebut of Spain's poem on the equinox, composed in response to Isidore's On the Nature of Things