Document Type

Article

Department

History (Pomona)

Publication Date

1-1-2008

Keywords

History-Religious aspects, Isidore of Seville - Saint d. 636, Christianity and other religions-Judaism

Abstract

A particularly concise example of the "universal chronicle" genre of Christian historical writing made famous by Eusebius of Caesarea, Isidore's Chronicon provides a summary of history from the Creation to the reign of the Visigothic King Sisebut (612-21). Of particular interest is the way in which Isidore grafts post-biblical history onto royal chronologies drawn from the bible, thus extending the concept of "chosen people" well beyond the demise of the Jewish kingdoms.

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Previously linked to as: http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/u?/irw,320

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© 2008 Kenneth Baxter Wolf

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