Author:Vincent de Beauvais

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Vincent de Beauvais
(c. 1190 – 1264/1267)

Dominican friar, proto-encyclopaedist

Vincent de Beauvais


  • Speculum Maius [Great Mirror] (1235-1264)
    • Speculum Naturale [Mirror of Nature]
    • Speculum Doctrinale [Mirror of Doctrine]
    • Speculum Historiale [Mirror of History]
  • Opus universale de statu principis [Universal Work on the Royal Condition], a four part work of which only parts 1 and 4 were produced.
    • Part 1 - De morali Principis institutione (1260-1263) [The moral instruction of a prince or On the Foundations of Royal Morals]
    • Part 4 - De eruditione filiorum nobilium (1249) [The education of noble women]
  • Expositio in orationem dominicam [Exposition on the Lord’s Prayer]
  • Liber consolatorius ad Ludovicum regem de morte filii (1260) [Book to Console King Louis after the Death of His Son]
  • Liber de laudibus beatae Virginis [The Book Praising the Blessed Virgin]
  • Liber de laudibus Johannis Evangelistae [The Book Praising John the Evangelist]
  • Liber de sancta Trinitate or Tractatus de sancta trinitate (1259-1260) [The Book of the Holy Trinity]
  • Liber gratiae (1259-1260) [The Book of Grace]
  • Memoriale temporum [Chronicle of the Times]
  • Sermones manuals de tempore
  • Tractatus de poenitentia [Treatise on Penance]
  • Tractatus in salutatione beatae Virginis Mariae ab angelo facta [Treatise on the Salutation to the Blessed Virgin Mary Made by the Angel]

Works about de Beauvais[edit]

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