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What’s in a name? Honorius Augustodunensis

Honorius Augustodunensis, author of the Imago mundi (and several other works, of which the most famous was perhaps the Elucidarium), is an author as elusive and mysterious as he was prolific. This is particularly aptly illustrated by the variety of names under which he is known. Even in contemporary scholarship there are several different ways of referring to this author: Honorius Augustodunensis, Honorius of Autun, Honorius Inclusus. Identification of ‘Augustodunensis’ has also hitherto proven difficult. Suggestions include Autun and Augsburg.

For more on Honorius, see:

Valerie I. J. Flint., ‘Honorius Augustodunensis of Regensburg’, Authors of the Middle Ages Historical and Religious Writers of the Latin West, vol. 2: Nos. 5–6, ed. by C. J. Mews (Aldershot, 1995), pp. 89-183

Karl Kinsella and Lesley Smith, ‘Honorius Augustodunensis’ in Oxford Bibliographies (online, Oxford University Press, 2016) DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780195396584-0201

E. M. Sanford, ‘Honorius, Presbyter and Scholasticus’Speculum 23 (1948), 397-425

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