Recent publications

Clesse, G., How to Evaluate the Impact of Arabic Sources in 13th-century Latin Encyclopedias.

Ninitte, F., La tradition arabo-musulmane dans le "Speculum Historiale" et dans sa traduction française par Jean de Vignay.

Villarroel Fernández, I., De enciclopedia a florilegio: la transmisión de los libros V y VI del "Speculum doctrinale" de Vicente de Beauvais.

Tugwell, S., Soundings in Exeter College MS 15 and the evolution of Vincent of Beauvais's Speculum Naturale.

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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)