Book/Printed Material Devil's Bible. Codex Gigas

About this Item

Title

  • Devil's Bible.

Other Title

  • Codex Gigas

Summary

  • The Codex Gigas (or Devil's Bible) is a large 13th-century manuscript from Bohemia, one of the historical Czech lands. Renowned for its size and its striking full-page rendition of the devil (found on page 577), it contains a number of parts: the Old and New Testaments, two works of Josephus Flavius, Isidore of Seville's Etymologies, the standard textbook for teaching medicine in the Middle Ages known as Ars medicinae (The art of medicine), the 12th-century Chronica Boëmorum (Chronicle of the Bohemians) of Cosmas of Prague, and a calendar. Of special interest are the sections that testify to the Bohemian origin of the manuscript and its eventful history. At the end of the 16th century, the Codex was incorporated into the collections of Habsburg ruler Rudolph II. During the Swedish siege of Prague at the end of the Thirty Years' War (1648), the manuscript was taken as war booty and transferred to Stockholm.

Names

  • Isidore, of Seville, Saint, died 636 Contributor.
  • Josephus, Flavius, 38?-100? Contributor.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1200 to 1230]

Headings

  • -  Czech Republic
  • -  1200 to 1230
  • -  Bible
  • -  Bible. New Testament
  • -  Bible. Old Testament
  • -  Codex

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 310 pages: parchment; 89 x 49 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of Sweden.
  • -  Content in Latin.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667604

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Isidore, Of Seville, Saint, Died 636 Contributor, and Flavius Josephus. Devil's Bible. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1230, 1200] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667604/.

APA citation style:

Isidore, O. S. & Josephus, F. (1200) Devil's Bible. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1230] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667604/.

MLA citation style:

Isidore, Of Seville, Saint, Died 636 Contributor, and Flavius Josephus. Devil's Bible. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1230, 1200] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667604/>.