Its name just translates to "Giant Book," but the Codex Gigas is an important chronicle of both secular and religious history in Bohemia. It also contains a particularly dramatic picture of the devil, which has led to some people calling it the Devil's Bible.
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Episode link: Codex Gigas
- "Codex Gigas." National Library of Sweden. http://www.kb.se/codex-gigas/eng/
- "The Devil's Bible." World Digital Library. http://www.wdl.org/en/item/3042/
- "Return of Devil's Bible to Prague Draws Crowds." USA Today. Sept. 21, 2007. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2007-09-21-czech-devils-bible_N.htm
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