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Narrative and Natural History: Vincent of Beauvais’s Ordo juxta Scripturam

Mary Franklin-Brown

in Reading the World: Encyclopedic Writing in the Scholastic Age

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226260686
eISBN:
9780226260709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226260709.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Vincent de Beauvais's compilation, Speculum maius is an erudite, useful, and infinitely fascinating anthology of knowledge in all disciplines. Working over several decades on this anthology, Beauvais ... More


A Fissured Mirror: The Speculum maius as Heterotopia

Mary Franklin-Brown

in Reading the World: Encyclopedic Writing in the Scholastic Age

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226260686
eISBN:
9780226260709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226260709.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter questions the ordering principles that determine the shape of the encyclopedia. As a form of habit, we do not generally experience or think about the encyclopedia as a body with a ... More


Reading the World: Encyclopedic Writing in the Scholastic Age

Mary Franklin-Brown

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226260686
eISBN:
9780226260709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226260709.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The thirteenth century saw such a proliferation of new encyclopedic texts that more than one scholar has called it the “century of the encyclopedias.” Variously referred to as a speculum, thesaurus, ... More


Vincent of Beauvais, Speculum doctrinale, CA. 1260

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0048
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Speculum doctrinale, written by Vincent of Beauvais around 1260. Speculum doctrinale, which is part of Speculum maius (‘Greater Mirror’), deals with the sciences through ... More


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