Manuscripts of Speculum Maius



manuscript fragment London, British Library, Sloane 1044, f. 84r (177)

Fragment of a Speculum Historiale manuscript, from manuscript London, British Library, Sloane 1044, f. 84r (177)

A preliminary list of Manuscript Fragments and Abbreviations of the Speculum Maius

Manuscript fragments of the Speculum Maius

Speculum Naturale

Speculum Doctrinale

Speculum Historiale

 


Anonymous abbreviations and adaptations of the Speculum Maius

Speculum Naturale

Speculum Doctrinale

Collections of excerpts derived from a manuscript that contained only books V and VI of the Speculum Doctrinale, which treat monastica. Two groups of manuscripts can be distinguished here:

The first group contains a florilegium (Flores philosophorum et poetarum) that roughly follows the text of the original. This florilegium has been edited by Irene Villarroel Fernández, (De enciclopedia a florilegio: la transmisión de los libros V y VI del "Speculum doctrinale" de Vicente de Beauvais. Madrid 2016 (Ph.D., Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2015) [online available]). The following manuscripts transmit this florilegium:

A second group of manuscripts offers a florilegium in alphabetical order. The florilegium is titled Liber de dictis et floribus philosophorum et poetarum secundum ordinem alphabeti or Auctoritates (diversorum) philosophorum et poetarum compilate a fratre Vincentio ….

Speculum Historiale

Speculum Morale (apocryphal)