Manuscripts of Speculum Maius


I Additional information on the speculum text as present in the manuscript, or on other texts present in the manuscript, or on material damage.
D Date of the manuscript.
P Country, region or place of production; if available, information on the scribe(s) of the manuscript.
O Medieval and pre-modern owners of the manuscript.
L Hyperlink to digital facsimiles of the manuscript.
R Reference to manuscripts listed in other parts of the inventory, with which this manuscript at the time of its production constituted a set of volumes. Manuscripts that have been collected into a set by a single medieval collector (library) within several decades, are indicated with cf.

This inventory is limited to manuscripts that contain at least one book of the Speculum Naturale.

Manuscripts of the Tournai version of the Speculum Naturale (Na)

This page departs from the presentation of the genesis of the Speculum Naturale (see Overview of genesis) and its components (see Components). It depends on the general introduction into the manuscript inventory of the Speculum Naturale (see Manuscripts of the Speculum Naturale).

Two manuscripts of the Tournai version of the Speculum Naturale (Na) have been identified:

Memoriale Temporum

Book VIII of the Tournai version of the Speculum Naturale contains a résumé of the Speculum Historiale (here indicated as Rhist-1). Its chronological history runs up to the year 1244. This Rhist-1 also knew a limited independent diffusion, under the name Memoriale Temporum. Vincent of Beauvais added a prologue to this text. Three manuscripts of the Memoriale Temporum survived: