The Voynich Manuscript-The Mysterious Code
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Author:  Gerry Kennedy
Author: Rob Churchill
Original title :  The Voynich Manuscript
ISBN :13: 978-1-59477-129-3  
Published:  28.08.2006
Language:  English   
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6.00 (width) x 9.00 (height) Includes three 8-page color inserts and 51 b&w illustrations
Pages : 328
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The Voynich Manuscript

The Mysterious Code That Has Defied Interpretation for Centuries

About The Voynich Manuscript

An examination of the many theories surrounding this enigmatic text, apparently written in code

• Reveals the connections between this work and the Cathars, Roger Bacon, and John Dee

• Explains the cryptanalysis methods used in attempts to break the code

• Includes color images from the manuscript juxtaposed with other medieval writings

Since its discovery by Wilfrid Voynich in an Italian monastery in 1912, the Voynich Manuscript has baffled scholars and cryptanalysists with its unidentifiable script and bizarre illustrations. Written in an unknown language or an as yet undecipherable code, this medieval manuscript contains hundreds of illustrations of unknown plants, cosmological charts, and inexplicable scenes of naked “nymphs” bathing in a green liquid that some interpret as a symbolic depiction of human reproduction and the joining of the soul with the body.

Gerry Kennedy and Rob Churchill explore the mystery surrounding the Voynich Manuscript, examining the many existing theories about the possible authors of this work and the information it may contain. They trace the speculative history of the manuscript and reveal those who may be connected to it, including Roger Bacon, John Dee, and the Cathars. With the possibility that it may be a lost alchemical text or other esoteric work, this manuscript remains one of the most intriguing yet enigmatic documents ever to have come to light.

Gerry Kennedy is a freelance writer and has produced a number of BBC Radio 4 programs, including one on the Voynich Manuscript in 2001. Rob Churchill is a professional writer who has written scripts for many production companies, including the BBC and Thames Television. Both authors were consultants for the BBC/Mentorn Films documentary The Voynich Mystery. They live in London.

About the Author(s) of The Voynich Manuscript
Gerry Kennedy is a freelance writer and has produced a number of BBC Radio 4 programs, including one on the Voynich Manuscript in 2001. Rob Churchill is a professional writer who has written scripts for many production companies, including the BBC and Thames Television. Both authors were consultants for the BBC/Mentorn Films documentary The Voynich Mystery. They live in London.

Praise for The Voynich Manuscript

"If you think all languages have been deciphered, this manuscript offers up a challenge--and provides unique symbols leading to the possibility that its a lost alchemical work."
Diane C. Donovan, California Bookwatch, Dec 2006

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ANCIENT MYSTERIES

Since its discovery by Wilfrid Voynich in an Italian monastery in 1912, the Voynich Manuscript has baffled scholars and cryptanalysts with its unidentifiable script and bizarre illustrations. Written in an unknown language or an as-yet undecipherable code, this medieval manuscript contains hundreds of illustrations of unknown plants, cosmological charts, and inexplicable scenes of naked “nymphs” bathing in a green liquid that some interpret as a symbolic depiction of human reproduction and the joining of the soul with the body.

Gerry Kennedy and Rob Churchill explore the mystery surrounding the Voynich Manuscript, examining the many existing theories about the possible authors of this work and the information it may contain. They trace the speculative history of the manuscript and reveal those who may be connected to it, including Roger Bacon, John Dee, Edward Kelley, and the Cathars. With the possibility that it may be a lost alchemical text or other esoteric work, this manuscript remains one of the most intriguing yet enigmatic documents ever to have come to light.

Gerry Kennedy is a freelance writer and has produced a number of BBC Radio 4 programs, including one on the Voynich Manuscript in 2001. Rob Churchill is a professional writer who has written scripts for many production companies, including the BBC and Thames Television. Both authors were consultants for the BBC/Mentorn Films documentary The Voynich Mystery. They live in London.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

List of Illustrations

Introduction


1    The Ugly Duckling

2    The Cipher of Roger Bacon

3    The Magus, the Scryer and the Egyptologist

4    The Cryptological Maze--Part I

5    The Cryptological Maze--Part II

6    A Garden of Unearthly Delights

7    Privileged Consciousness

8    Shams Old and New

9    Letting the Cat out of the Bag

Notes

Select Bibliography

Index
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