On moral encyclopaedias of the later Middle Ages: an overview in the light of case studies of the "Lumen Anime", of the "Liber de exemplis et similitudinibus rerum" and of the "Liber Similitudinum Naturalium"
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AbstractThis essay is devoted to a set of mainly 13th- and 14th-century moralizing texts as well as to their inner structure (which is exemplified in the Appendix). The texts cited in this article are by John from St. Gimignano (Liber de exemplis et similitudinibus rerum) and by Corrado from Halberstadt (Liber similitudinum naturalium); while the Lumen anime is anonymous. The essay also examines works by Alessandro from Nequam, Bartolomeo Anglico and Tommaso da Cantimpré.