Wagner/Seiter: Gutenberg and the secret of the Sibyl

Wagner/Seiter: Gutenberg and the secret of the Sibyl

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In 1438, William of Diest, the bishop Strasbourg, alerted Pope Eugene IV that numerous copies of Sibyl's Prophecy, a heretical poem by Konrad Schmid, were circulating in his city. What troubled the bishop, was that all the copies were absolutely identical, as if the scribe tasked with copying them had been able to reproduce the same text an infinite number of times without the tiniest difference.

This intrigued the Pope enough for him to ask his friend Cosimo de' Medici to investigate it. So in December 1438, four Italian cut-throats embarked for Strasbourg. They very quickly focused on a Mainz exile by the name of Johannes Gensfleisch, known as Gutenberg. In reality, with his partners Andreas Dritzehn, Hans Rifle and Adreas Heilmann, Gutenberg had founded an enterprise that was far more mysterious...

Vincent Wagner and Roger Seiter: Gutenberg and the secret of the Sibyl. Hardcover, 56 pages, Éditions du Signe, 2018. English Version.

Wagner/Seiter: Gutenberg and the secret of the Sibyl
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