An introduction to Vincent of Beauvais
Are you looking for up-to-date information about the life and works of Vincent of Beauvais (†1264)? Here we provide you with a brief overwiew through five themes.
Vincent of Beauvais
Little is known with certainty about the life of Vincent of Beauvais. This page outlines its main features.
The Speculum Maius: a titanic work
Vincent compiled his enormous encyclopedia Speculum Maius between 1240 and 1260. This page offers a brief description of the encyclopedia. It also pays attention to how Vincent was able to produce this work.
A confidant of the royal family
Vincent spent many years in the royal abbey of Royaumont. There he became friends with King Louis IX and the royal family. Vincent wrote several works for them and their entourage.
A teacher in theology
Vincent was a Dominican and theology teacher. The preaching and teaching of the Christian religion were significant to him. Vincent wrote a series of theological treatises.