IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 1222: Vincent of Beauvais' Speculum maius as a Bridge between Times and Cultures

Wednesday 12 July 2006, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Universidad de la Rioja
Organiser:Jorge Fernandez-Lopez, Facultad de Letras y de la Educación, Universidad de la Rioja
Moderator/Chair:Giovanni Rossi, Dipartimento di Studi Giuridici, Università degli studi di Verona
Paper 1222-aReading Classical Works on Agriculture in the Middle Ages: Vincentius Bellovacensis and Petrus Crescentius
(Language: English)
Ida Gilda Mastrorosa, Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Antichità 'G. Pasquali', Università degli Studi di Firenze
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1222-bRhetoric in Vincent of Beauvais' Speculum Maius
(Language: English)
Jorge Fernandez-Lopez, Facultad de Letras y de la Educación, Universidad de la Rioja
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Rhetoric
Paper 1222-cVincent of Beauvais' Speculum Maius in Medieval Castile: Translations and Adaptations, 13th-15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Jorge Sáenz-Herrero, Facultad de Letras y de la Educación, Universidad de la Rioja
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese
Abstract

Vincent of Beauvais’ monumental Speculum maius constitutes one of the most outstanding medieval achievements in the field of information-gathering. As such, it is a work that is supported by hundreds of miscellaneous sources, among which ancient authors play a very important role; at the same time, Beauvais’ compilation was widely used as a source itself by later writers. This session shows both features about the way Beauvais handled technical works from antiquity (on agriculture and rhetoric), and about the way different fragments of his work were adapted and translated in medieval Castile.