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De faciebus mundi by William of Auvergne, 13th century

Identifier: MS 115/ff. 79r-87v


This section of the manuscript contains De faciebus mundi (The Faces of the World) by William of Auvergne (Guillaume d'Auvergne), a French theologian and philosopher who was writing in the first half of the 13th century.

It starts on f. 79r with the words Veritas evangelica praedicatoribus and ends on f. 86v with et diligenter exercetur illuminatur. Laus deo.

After the main text has ended, two short unidentified notes have been added in a different hand, seemingly in response to the text. The first note starts on f. 86v and ends on f. 87r and the second note is on f. 87v.


This section is written in the same hand as the rest of the manuscript, except for the notes at the end. They are written in two different hands, and the hand that wrote the first note is similar to the one that has annotated some of the previous sections. Both of these hands are probably 14th-century.


  • Creation: 13th century


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The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.


9 folios

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