manuscript London, British Library

Miniature depicting Vincent of Beauvais at work in his atelier, from manuscript London, British Library, Royal 14 E I, fol. 3r, Miroir Historial (French translation by Jean de Vignay of Vincent's Speculum Historiale)

Recent publications

Briggs, Ch. F., and Nederman, C. J., Western Medieval Specula, c. 1150–c. 1450.

Flynn, C. P., The representation of Charlemagne in the Speculum Historiale of Vincent of Beauvais.

Rochelois Le Cornec, C., À la recherche des catégories ichtyologiques médiévales: les séries de poissons dans les livres alphabétiques latins du XIIIe siècle.

Voorbij, H., The transfer of the crown of thorns to Paris in 1239: Vincent of Beauvais paraphrases Gautier Cornu.

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The Dominican friar Vincent of Beauvais († ca. 1264) is the author of an enormous oeuvre. He is most famous for his voluminous encyclopedic work Speculum Maius. He is also the author of a series of political and theological works. This website discloses information on Vincent's life, his works and his influence.

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Last update: May 16, 2023