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Report No. r305

Honoratus Bonetus

fl. late 14th c.


Alternative Names

Bonet; Honoré (LC); Honoré Bouvet; Honorat Bonet; Honoratus Boneti; Honoratus Boveti



Born in Provence. Honoratus became a doctor decretorum at the university of Avignon in 1386.



No. 1

L’Arbre des batailles.

No. 2

Apparicion maistre Jehan de Meun.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

L’Arbre des batailles.


Berkeley, Univ. Cal. (Berkeley), Law Libr. Robbins Collection, 91, fol. 1r–130v


London, BL Royal 20.C.viii


Paris, BN fr. 206


Paris, BN fr. 587


Paris, BN fr. 673


Paris, BN fr. 674


Paris, BN fr. 1260


Paris, BN fr. 1262


Paris, BN fr. 1263


Paris, BN fr. 1264


Paris, BN fr. 1265


Paris, BN fr. 1266


Paris, BN fr. 1267


Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

L’Arbre des batailles.

Modern Editions

The Tree of Battles, ed. G. Coopland (Liverpool 1949). (University of Liverpool Press.)

No. 2

Apparicion maistre Jehan de Meun.

Modern Editions

Medieval Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Dialogue: the Apparicion Maistre Jehan de Meun of Honorat Bovet: A Critical Edition with English Translation, ed. M. Hanly (Tempe, AZ 2005). (The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.)



M. Hanly, ‘Courtiers and Poets: An International Network of Literary Exchange’, Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 28 (1997) 305–332.