What is the fascinating story of 6th and 7th century CE writer and missionary Isidore of Seville?

Answer: His Etymologiae was the prototype for later Medieval encyclopedias and helped to preserve classical thought during the Middle Ages. His Chronica Maiora remains a very significant source for the history of Visigothic Spain. As bishop of Seville from 600, he strengthened the church, he increased the standing of the church in Spain and converted many Jews and Aryan Visigoths.

Source: Modern World Encyclopedia

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