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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Wolf, Kenneth B. "Chronicon, Isidore of Seville, c. 616." Medieval Texts in Translation, 2008. Web. 22 May 2009. canilup.googlepages.com