The Codex Gigas is one of the largest manuscripts in the world, said to require two men to lift (hence Gigas, Greek for 'giant'). It includes the entire Latin Bible, Isidore of Seville's Etymologiae, a Latin translation of Josephus' Antiquities of the Jews, Cosmas of Prague's Chronicle of Bohemia, among other works. It resided in Prague until 1648, when the Swedish army took it to Stockholm as plunder. A manuscript (Latin manu scriptus written by hand), strictly speaking, is any written document that is put down by hand, in contrast to being printed or reproduced some other way. ... The word Greek has a number of meanings relating to Greece, including: Architecture of Ancient Greece Art in Ancient Greece Greek alphabet Greek colonies Cuisine of Greece Greek salad Ethnic Greek Greco-Turkish relations Greece The Greek People Greek-Americans History of Greece History of Mycenaean Greece History of Ancient... Saint Isidore of Seville (560 - April 4, 636) was Archbishop of Seville for more than three decades and has the reputation of being one of the great scholars of the early middle ages. ... Latin - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Josephus, also known as Flavius Josephus (c. ... Bohemia is also a place in the State of United States of America: see Bohemia, New York. ... Prague (Praha in Czech) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. ... Events Peace treaty signed at Westphalia ends the Thirty Years War. ... The term Swedish can refer to: From or related to Sweden, a country in Europe (List of Sweden-related topics) The Swedish language Swedes, the inhabitants of Sweden The Finland-Swedish linguistic minority The Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington The Swedish Chef character in The Muppet Show This is... Stockholm [, ] is the capital and the largest City of Sweden. ...
From the 4th century, when the codex gained wide acceptance to the Carolingian Revival in the 8th century many works were not converted from scroll to codex and were lost to posterity.
The codex also made it easier to organize documents in a library because it had a stable spine on which the title of the book could be written, and later read when books were arranged upright on shelves.
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