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AM 18 fol.

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Knýtlinga saga; Denmark, 1690-1710

Name
Copenhagen 
Country
Denmark 
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Name
Kålund, Kristian Peter Erasmus 
Birth
19 August 1844 
Death
04 July 1919 
Occupation
Librarian, scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Overgaard, Mariane 
Birth
14 December 1941 
Occupation
 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Árni Magnússon 
Birth
13 November 1663 
Death
07 January 1730 
Occupation
Professor, Arkivsekretær (Secretary of the Royal Archives) 
Roles
Scholar; Author; Scribe; Poet 
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Name
Dall, Birgitte 
Birth
1912 
Death
1989 
Occupation
Book conservator 
Roles
Binder 
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Name
Wedervang-Jensen, Eva 
Birth
26 March 1974 
Occupation
 
Roles
Cataloguer 
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Contents

1(1r-39r)
Knýtlinga saga“Æfi Danakonunga, vulgo Knytlingasaga”
Filiation

This is a transcription of Codex Academicus, a vellum manuscript thought to have dated from c. 1300 which was destroyed in the great fire in Copenhagen in 1728. As such, AM 18 fol. is the most important extant manuscript of the saga.

Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords

1.1(1r-v)
No Title
Incipit

Haralldr Gorms son var tekinn til konungs í | Danmörk eptir foður sinn.

Explicit

“efldi siðan en mestu blot i Noregi

1.2(2r-39r)
No Title
Incipit

Jatuarðarson Suia konungr.

Explicit

“Nu lykr | her at segia fra Dana-|konungum”

Physical Description

Support

Paper.

No. of leaves
39. Fols 15r and 28r and the lower half of fol. 27r are blank. 310 mm x 205 mm
Foliation

The manuscript was foliated 1-39 twice, first in red ink in the upper right hand corner by Kristian Kålund (now partly washed away as a result of conservation 1980-81), then later in pencil by Mariane Overgaard in the bottom margin.

Condition

The manuscript is defective, wanting approximately a third of the text, from the third to the end of the eighty-second chapter. Árni's transcription was used as the basis for an early edition, which was printed, but never actually published, in Copenhagen in 1741 under the title Æfi Dana-Konunga Eda Knytlinga Saga. Historia Cnutidarum regum Daniæ - in fact it is thought not unlikely that the middle section of the manuscript went missing while the edition was being prepared.

Layout

Written in long lines with 31 to 33 lines per page.

Script

Written by Árni Magnússon. He has exded most of the abbreviations of the exemplum, although some words, e.g. personal names, are retained in their original abbreviated form.

Additions

The text contains a large number of changes, corrections, and variant readings from the “membr.” and other manuscripts by Árni Magnússon.

Binding

When Kålund compiled his catalogue, the manuscript was bound on wooden boards covered with vellum leaves from a Latin manuscript. During restoration and preparation for photographing from 16 October 1980 to 26 March 1981 this binding was removed and replaced with a BD-standard binding (by Birgitte Dall). The leaves from the Latin manuscript were also removed and catalogued as Acc 7b, manuscript 64 (binding wrapper lower board) and 131 (binding wrapper upper board).

History

Origin

Written in Denmark c. 1700, according to Kålund (Katalog vol. I p. 12) and Carl af Petersens and Emil Olson (Sögur Danakonunga p. x).

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 27 June 2005 by EW-J.

Custodial History

The manuscript was prepared for photographing and rebound 16 October 1980 to 26 March 1981.

The manuscript was checked and dry cleaned 14 October 1998.

The manuscript was photographed twice, first 1 November 1980, then 1 July 1998.

Surrogates

AMI has the following surrogates: microfilm Gneg. 2 s.d Before restoration microfilm Gpos. 4 s.d. Before restoration. microfilm Neg. 584 1 November 1980 During restoration microfilm Neg. 783 1 November 1980 During restoration microfilm Pos. 908 16 September 1998 microfilm Pos. 718 s.d. b/w prints AM 18 fol. 1 July 1980 b/w prints AM 18 fol. January 1981 Former binding, the binding plus the removed cover from the upper- and lower board. b/w prints AM 18 fol. 2 July 1998 Former binding: upper board, spine, lower board and the front paste-down. After restoration. Current binding: upper board, spine, and opening 23v-24r.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Sǫgur Danakonunga. 1. Sǫgubrot af fornkonungum. 2. Knytlinga saga, STUAGNLed. Carl af Petersens, ed. Emil Olson1919-1925; XLVI
Danakonunga sǫgur: Skjǫldunga saga, Knýtlinga saga, Ágrip af sǫgu Danakonunga, ed. Bjarni Guðnason1982; XXXV
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian KålundI: p. 12
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