Works



Recent publications

Cuvelier, E., de Valeriola, S., and Engelbeen, C., Identification automatique des sources des notices zoologiques du Speculum naturale de Vincent de Beauvais.
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Lambertini, R., Non solum ex consensu populi. Sondaggi sul rapporto tra consenso e altre forme di legittimazione del potere nel pensiero politico medievale (secc. XI-XIV).
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Ninitte, F., Enjeux d’un transfert formulaire. Du débat islamo-chrétien d’al-Hashimī et d’al-Kindī à l’encyclopédie Speculum historiale de Vincent de Beauvais.
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Villarroel Fernández, I., "Flores philosophorum et poetarum": tras la huella del "Speculum doctrinale" de Vicente de Beauvais.
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Voorbij, H., The Praises of the Virgin Mary and John the Evangelist by Vincent of Beauvais.
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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)