Manuscripts of Speculum Maius

Sigla of components

Mo Speculum Morale
Mor Text of the Speculum Morale  

Key to the manuscripts

Mo* Corresponding books in the printed edition of the Speculum Morale, Douai, 1624.
I Additional information on the speculum text as present in the manuscript, or on other texts present in the manuscript, or on material damage.
D Date of the manuscript.
P Country, region or place of production; if available, information on the scribe(s) of the manuscript.
O Medieval and pre-modern owners of the manuscript.
L Hyperlink to digital facsimiles of the manuscript.
R Reference to manuscripts listed in other parts of the inventory, with which this manuscript at the time of its production constituted a set of volumes. Manuscripts that have been collected into a set by a single medieval collector (library) within several decades, are indicated with cf.

This inventory is limited to manuscripts that contain at least one book of the Speculum Morale.

Manuscripts of the Speculum Morale (apocryphal work)


This section on the surviving manuscripts of the Speculum Morale is related to the introduction into the genesis of the Speculum Morale (see Overview of genesis) and its components (see Components). It extends the general introduction into the manuscript inventory of the Speculum Maius (see Manuscripts of the Speculum Maius).

The sigla used for the surviving manuscripts of the Speculum Morale are derived from the manuscript list in Hans Voorbij, Het 'Speculum Historiale' van Vincent van Beauvais, 1991, Appendix 2.2, p. 338.


The following components make up the Speculum Morale (Mo):


List of surviving manuscripts

5 manuscripts of the Speculum Morale are known today: