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Исидор Севильский как правовед: от римского права к латинскому богословию

Isidore of Seville (560-636) was not a lawer in a strict sense, but it was he, who has given a definition of the terms like "justice", "law" and "equity" in his encyclopaedia "Etymologies". Although in his work he has used the works of Gaius, Paulus and Ulpianus, his approach to a problem of law differs from that of Roman lawers. The Isidore's object is a making of system of strict definitions, found on the etymology. Among his sources we can find not only juridical works, but also Roman literature, biblical texts and patristics studies. Isidore took the Roman law as a part of rhetorical culture. In his works juridical terms have been becoming a language of theology. At last, the bishop of Seville has contributed to the development of the canon law.