At 165 pounds, and allegedly made from the skins of 160 donkeys, the Codex Gigas is the world's largest and most mysterious medieval manuscript. Filled with satanic images and demonic ... See full summary »

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Christopher de Hamel ...
Himself - Fellow Librarian, Corpus Christi, Cambridge (as Dr. Christopher de Hamel)
Michael Gullick ...
Himself - Paleographer, Red Gull Press
Anna Wolodarski ...
Herself - Librarian, National Library of Sweden
Peter Stanford ...
Himself - Author, The Devil: A Biography
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Reenactment - Swedish Soldier
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Robert Campbell ...
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Clody Cates ...
Reenactment - Queen Christina
Stephen Jacobson ...
Reenactment - Rudolph II
Alex Kirshner ...
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Richard Koscher ...
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Brad Rigney ...
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Sara Siddiqui ...
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At 165 pounds, and allegedly made from the skins of 160 donkeys, the Codex Gigas is the world's largest and most mysterious medieval manuscript. Filled with satanic images and demonic spells, according to legend, the cursed text sprang from a doomed monk's pact with the Devil. Now, Nat Geo follows a team of scientists as they embark on an unprecedented quest to unravel the secrets behind the book's darkened pages. Using ultra-violet fluorescence imaging, handwriting analysis and a re-creation of the text, forensic document experts attempt to uncover the cryptic truth behind this ancient Devil's Bible. Written by National Geographic

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14 December 2008 (USA)  »

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Decent For What It Is
26 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At 165 pounds, and allegedly made from the skins of 160 donkeys, the Codex Gigas is the world's largest and most mysterious medieval manuscript. Filled with satanic images and demonic spells, according to legend, the cursed text sprang from a doomed monk's pact with the Devil.

Why does Dominic Monaghan talk with such a deep, menacing voice? Is this supposed to make us think the material is more serious or scary? Come on, guys, he is not a scary dude.

Is this the greatest little documentary ever? No. But for a program from National Geographic, it is not bad. It explores a book few people know exists, and does it in a more or less fair way. Maybe some of it is hyperbole, and we should not take all claims seriously, but overall this is decent and may get some folks more interested in the subject matter.


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