|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionFondation Martin Bodmer
ShelfmarkCod. Bodmer 92
Manuscript TitleIsidore of Seville, Etymologiae
CaptionParchment · III + 124 ff. + f. [125-126] ff. · 31.6 x 19.3 cm · Paris (?) · end of the 13th century
Manuscript SummaryThe first three books of the principal work of the Bishop of Seville, the Etymologiae, written at the beginning of the 7th century, provide the earliest medieval instance of division of scholarly study into the trivium (grammar, rhetoric and dialectic) and the quadrivium (mathematics, geometry, music and astronomy). Relying heavily on the--often unreliable--etymologies of the words, Isidore collected in his work the whole of ancient knowledge, in order to prevent it from being forgotten. This manuscript was produced about the end of the 13th century, possibly in the area of the University at Paris and is a witness to the enormous success of this extensive encyclopedia.
Standard descriptionPellegrin Elisabeth, Manuscrits latins de la Bodmeriana, Cologny-Genève 1982, pp. 182-185.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-cb-0092 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-cb-0092)
|IIIF Manifest URL:||
IIIF Manifest URLhttp://e-codices.ch/metadata/iiif/fmb-cb-0092/manifest.json
|How to quote:||
How to quoteCologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 92: Isidore of Seville, Etymologiae (http://e-codices.ch/en/list/one/fmb/cb-0092).
DecorationInitial, Ornamental, Penwork
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