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Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199653782

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.001.0001

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Vincent of Beauvais, Speculum doctrinale, CA. 1260

Vincent of Beauvais, Speculum doctrinale, CA. 1260

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(p.780) Vincent of Beauvais, Speculum doctrinale, CA. 1260
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Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric
Author(s):
Rita Copeland, Ineke Sluiter
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0048

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 histories of the spiritual and moral purposes for which they were instituted. It also presents various definitions of philosophy ranging from traditional authorities of late antiquity to more recent (mainly twelfth-century) sources. In addition, it offers two ‘modern’ schemes of scientific classification: one by Michael Scot and the other which is potentially representative of the teaching of a Parisian master. Grammar and rhetoric are explored as well.

Keywords:   grammar, Speculum doctrinale, Vincent of Beauvais, Speculum maius, sciences, philosophy, scientific classification, Michael Scot, rhetoric

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