September 25, 2007
The Devil Returns

Bibliophiles (like me) should find the return of the Medieval "Devil's Bible" to its home in Prague of interest. Taken by the Swedes as spoils at the end of the 30 years war in 1648, the huge (165 pounds!) tome actually represents a sum of all knowledge available to a particular Benedictine house in that city. It's not a permanent arrangement, however. According to the article, it's due to return to its captivity on January 6.

Posted by scott at September 25, 2007 12:57 PM

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