"It...is a work of reference which will appeal to a wide range of medievalists as well as classicists, especially those interested in medieval and Roman science and knowledge. The book is described as a "highly readable translation," which it certainly is, and also a "complete English translation" of the original work (p. i). " - H-NET, Keith Lilley, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University Belfast
This book provides a complete English translation - together with introduction and notes - of the Etymologies of Isidore of Seville, the main encyclopedic resource in the Middle Ages. This highly-readable translation of the text is essential reading for the medievalist, linguist or student of the history of Western thought.