The Codex

  • Filename: the-codex.
  • ISBN: 9780330467032
  • Release Date: 2011-02-23
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Douglas Preston
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan

'Greetings from the dead,' declares Maxwell Broadbent in the videotape he left behind after his mysterious disappearance. A notorious treasure hunter and tomb robber, Broadbent accumulated over half a billion dollars' worth of priceless art, gems and artefacts before vanishing - along with his entire collection - from his mansion in New Mexico. As a final challenge to his three sons, Broadbent has buried himself and his treasure somewhere in the world, hidden away like an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. If the sons wish to claim their fabulous inheritance, they must find their father's carefully concealed tomb. The race is on, but among the treasures is an ancient Mayan codex that may hold a secret far more important than the wealth of riches around it, and the brothers aren't the only ones in pursuit.

The codex

  • Filename: the-codex.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015021011112
  • Release Date: 1938
  • Number of pages: 111
  • Author: Henry Arthur Sanders
  • Publisher:

Lives behind the Laws

  • Filename: lives-behind-the-laws.
  • ISBN: 9780253004123
  • Release Date: 2010-02-05
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: Serena Connolly
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press

In this exploration of the administration of law and its role in the lives of ordinary people in the northern provinces of the Roman Empire, Serena Connolly draws upon a rich but little-known legal collection from the late 3rd century known as the Codex Hermogenianus. The codex is composed of imperial responses to petitions sent to Rome, written by a team of the emperor's legal experts. These petitions and responses provide a wealth of information about provincial legal administration and the lives of the non-elite petitioners. The man who prostituted his wife, the mother whose malicious son undersold her farm, and the slaves who posed as free men to get a loan are just a few of the lives to encounter. Lives behind the Laws makes a valuable contribution to Roman social, political, and legal history.

How the Codex Was Found

  • Filename: how-the-codex-was-found.
  • ISBN: 9781616404918
  • Release Date: 2010-01-01
  • Number of pages: 152
  • Author: Margaret Dunlop Gibson
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

How the Codex was Found: A Narrative of Two Visits to Sinai From Mrs. Lewis's Journals, 1892 1893 is a charming description of two sisters' visits to Mount Sinai on a scholarly expedition to study a Syriac version of the Gospels in the Bible. Taken from the journals of the author's twin sister, Margaret Gibson describes in detail two trips to Sinai as well as their findings. Written to quickly and simply record and publicize their journey as an effort to correct erroneous news reports, this easy-to-follow narrative is for anyone curious about Biblical research in the 19th century or the expeditions of these extraordinary twins. MARGARET DUNLOP GIBSON (1843 1920) was twin sister to AGNES SMITH LEWIS (1843 1926); the Semitic scholars were often referred to as the Westminster sisters for their donations to the Presbyterian Church of England and especially Westminster College, Cambridge. Between the two of them, the women learned 12 languages and became pioneers in their field. While both sisters traveled throughout Europe and the Middle East, as well as to Mount Sinai to study the earliest Syriac version of the Gospels, most of their written works are attributed to Agnes. The only written work Margaret authored was How the Codex was Found, a narrative from Agnes's journals of their two trips to Mount Sinai.

History and Mythology of the Aztecs

  • Filename: history-and-mythology-of-the-aztecs.
  • ISBN: 0816518866
  • Release Date: 1998-06-01
  • Number of pages: 238
  • Author:
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press

One of the great documents of colonial Mexico, the Codex Chimalpopoca chronicles the rise of Aztec civilization and preserves the mythology on which it was based. Its two complementary texts, Annals of Cuauhtitlan and Legend of the Suns, record the pre-CortŽsian history of the Valley of Mexico together with firsthand versions of that region's myths. Of particular interest are the stories of the hero-god Quetzalcoatl, for which the Chimalpopoca is the premier source. John Bierhorst's work is the first major scholarship on the Codex Chimalpopoca in more than forty years. His is the first edition in English and the first in any language to include the complete text of the Legend of the Suns. The precise, readable translation not only contributes to the study of Aztec history and literature but also makes the codex an indispensable reference for Aztec cultural topics, including land tenure, statecraft, the role of women, the tribute system, warfare, and human sacrifice.


  • Filename: codex.
  • ISBN: 9781446474129
  • Release Date: 2011-05-31
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Lev Grossman
  • Publisher: Random House

A long lost library. A priceless manuscript. A deadly secret... About to depart on his first vacation in years, Edward Wozny, a young hot-shot banker, is sent to help one of his firm's most important and mysterious clients. When asked to unpack and organise a personal library of rare books, Edward's indignation turns to intrigue as he realises that among the volumes there may be hidden a unique medieval codex, a treasure kept sealed away for many years and for many reasons. Edward's intrigue becomes an obsession that only deepens as friends draw him into a peculiar and addictive computer game, as mystifying parallels between the game's virtual reality and the legend of the codex emerge and the lines between reality, fantasy and mysterious legend start to blur ...

The Birth of the Codex

  • Filename: the-birth-of-the-codex.
  • ISBN: 0197260616
  • Release Date: 1987-09-10
  • Number of pages: 88
  • Author: Colin H. Roberts
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

In The Codex, published in 1954, C.H. Roberts studied the process by which in the early centuries of our era the roll as the vehicle for literature was replaced by the codex, which has remained the format of the book ever since. New evidence that has accumulated in the last thirty years has set some of the problems in a new light and in this book, published here for the first time in paperback, the authors re-examine these and offer a different explanation for the remarkable part in the transformation played by the early Church.

Codex Seraphinianus Thirty three

  • Filename: codex-seraphinianus-thirty-three.
  • ISBN: 0847842134
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 396
  • Author: Luigi Serafini
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

Presents a surreal art book, redesigned by the author with new illustrations, offering a visual encyclopedia of an unknown world written in an unknown language.

On Roman Time

  • Filename: on-roman-time.
  • ISBN: 0520909100
  • Release Date: 1991-03-25
  • Number of pages: 335
  • Author: Michele Renee Salzman
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press

Because they list all the public holidays and pagan festivals of the age, calendars provide unique insights into the culture and everyday life of ancient Rome. The Codex-Calendar of 354 miraculously survived the Fall of Rome. Although it was subsequently lost, the copies made in the Renaissance remain invaluable documents of Roman society and religion in the years between Constantine's conversion and the fall of the Western Empire. In this richly illustrated book, Michele Renee Salzman establishes that the traditions of Roman art and literature were still very much alive in the mid-fourth century. Going beyond this analysis of precedents and genre, Salzman also studies the Calendar of 354 as a reflection of the world that produced and used it. Her work reveals the continuing importance of pagan festivals and cults in the Christian era and highlights the rise of a respectable aristocratic Christianity that combined pagan and Christian practices. Salzman stresses the key role of the Christian emperors and imperial institutions in supporting pagan rituals. Such policies of accomodation and assimilation resulted in a gradual and relatively peaceful transformation of Rome from a pagan to a Christian capital.

The Codex

  • Filename: the-codex.
  • ISBN: 1355561221
  • Release Date: 2016-05-05
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Associated Students of Beloit College
  • Publisher: Palala Press

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Leonardo Da Vinci

  • Filename: leonardo-da-vinci.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015053497874
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 168
  • Author: Michael Desmond
  • Publisher: Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences

This manuscript is almost 500 years old and was handwritten by Leonardo dainci in his characteristic mirror writing and supported by copious sketches.t covers a wide range of his observations and theories on astronomy, theroperties of water, rocks and fossils, air and celestial light.;The "Codexeicester" provides a rare insight into the enquiring mind of the definitiveenaissance artist, scientist and thinker, as well as providing anllustration of the link between art and science and the creativity of thecientific process. Each page is reproduced in this publication and isccompanied by an interpreation of the original Italian texts by Leonardocholar, Professor Carlo Pedretti. The volume also includes an introductoryssay by Michael Desmond on Leonardo, his work and his place in theenaissance.

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