Codex Gigas, the Devil’s Bible, the largest medieval manuscript in the world

The Codex Gigas (English: Giant Book) is the largest extant medieval manuscript in the world[1]. It was created in the early 13th century in the Benedictine monastery of Podlažice in Bohemia, and is now preserved at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm, where two librarians are needed to lift it. It is also known as the Devil’s Bible due to a large illustration of the devil on the inside and the legend surrounding its creation.

You can watch the National Geographic documentary about it, there are 7 parts to it, so go Youtube for the rest of the parts:

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~ by alexmalina on February 7, 2009.

2 Responses to “Codex Gigas, the Devil’s Bible, the largest medieval manuscript in the world”

  1. how can i buy the devils bible codex gigas

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