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Re: more on Uppsala MS
A friend just told me that Gerhard Strasser's _Lingua Universalis_
mentions the Uppsala MS: "that Emperor Ferdinand II learned Czech with the help of this
Trithemian-style book. This seems to be a fact; this is one of
the prime reasons why Ferd. II asked Kircher around 1652 (or 54)
to analyze Trithemius, a work that finally and ultimately resulted
in the 1666 _Polygraphia_. The intro. to _Poly_ should state this
fact, too." He mentions that as far as he knows Mnisch's work
is still in Uppsala.
I have a copy of Strasser's book, but it's in the office and
I'm at home.
Jim Reeds, AT&T Labs - Research
Shannon Laboratory, Room C229, Building 103
180 Park Avenue, Florham Park, NJ 07932-0971, USA
reeds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, phone: +1 973 360 8414, fax: +1 973 360 8178