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The friar and the cipher : Roger Bacon and the unsolved mystery of the most unusual manuscript in the world

Author: Lawrence Goldstone; Nancy Bazelon Goldstone
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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This study of the mystery of the Voynich manuscript, discovered in 1912, examines the theory that thirteenth-century astronomer Roger Bacon was the author of the book, which is written in an indecipherable language and code that remains unsolved.
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Named Person: Roger Bacon; Roger Bacon; Roger Bacon
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Goldstone; Nancy Bazelon Goldstone
ISBN: 0767914732 9780767914734
OCLC Number: 55587275
Description: xi, 320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Contents: Turmoil and opportunity : Roger Bacon's England --
Logic and mysticism : Aristotle, Plato, and Christianity --
Logic and theology : the evolution of scholasticism --
Dogma, drink, and dissent : the University of Paris --
Rebels in gray robes : Oxford --
Science goes mainstream : the rise of Albertus Magnus --
The dumb ox : Thomas Aquinas --
The miraculous doctor : Roger Bacon at Oxford --
Autocracy in the Order of St. Francis --
Theology becomes a science : the logic of Thomas Aquinas --
The great work --
Seeing the future : the Scientia Experimentalis of Roger Bacon --
Knowledge suppressed : the conservatives --
Enigmas and espionage : the strange journey of Dr. Dee --
Brilliant braggart : Francis Bacon --
The trail of the cipher manuscript --
The making of the most mysterious manuscript in the world --
MS 408 --
The unfinished legacy of Roger Bacon.
Other Titles: Roger Bacon and the unsolved mystery of the most unusual manuscript in the world
Responsibility: Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone.
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This study of the mystery of the Voynich manuscript, discovered in 1912, examines the theory that thirteenth-century astronomer Roger Bacon was the author of the book, which is written in an indecipherable language and code that remains unsolved.

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