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Ortúzar Escudero, M.J., The Role of the spiritus animalis in Accounts of Perception: Medical and Philosophical Remarks from three 13th-century Encyclopedias.
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Kovács, A., A fragmentary Hungarian translation of Vincent of Beauvais’ Liber de laudibus beate Marie virginis from the 14th century?
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Draelants, I., La Biblionomia de Richard de Fournival: une bibliothèque d’encyclopédiste? Enquête comparative sur les textes et les manuscrits.
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Burman, Th. E., Inspicientes — et non inspicientes — eius legem: Thirteenth-Century Dominicans, the Qur'an, and Islam.
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Draelants, I., Magica vero sub philosophia non continetur: Statut des arts magiques et divinatoires dans les encyclopédies et leurs auctoritates (1225-1260).
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Speculum Maius

manuscript Valencia, Biblioteca Universitaria, M-381, fol. 1r

Speculum Historiale (Douai version), beginning of book XVII, from manuscript Valencia, Biblioteca Universitaria, M-381, fol. 1r

Components of the Speculum Maius

Each individual speculum is a constellation of several components:

Of most of these components, different versions exist; and of some of them, even different redactions:

To these components, Vincent added:

Thus, the following constellations characterize the specula and their versions:

Speculum Naturale, Tournai version (siglum: Na)

Speculum Naturale, Bruges version (siglum: Nb)

Speculum Naturale, Douai version (siglum: Nc)

Speculum Doctrinale (siglum: Do)

Speculum Historiale, Dijon version (siglum: Ha)

Speculum Historiale, Klosterneuburg version (siglum: Hb)

Speculum Historiale, Vienna version (siglum: Hc)

Speculum Historiale, Saint-Jacques version (siglum: Hd)

Speculum Historiale, Douai version (siglum: He)

Speculum Morale [apocryphal] (siglum: Mo)