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AM 19 fol.

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Knýtlinga saga; Iceland, 1625-1672

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
Sveinn Torfason 
Birth
1662 
Death
1725 
Occupation
 
Roles
Owner 
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LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH CURLLATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH CURL

Special character shown similar to its original form.

Name
Kålund, Kristian Peter Erasmus 
Birth
19 August 1844 
Death
04 July 1919 
Occupation
Librarian, scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Þórður Þórðarson 
Occupation
 
Roles
Communicator; Scribe 
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Name
Jón Erlendsson 
Death
01 August 1672 
Occupation
Priest 
Roles
Scribe 
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Contents

1
Knýtlinga saga
Filiation

According to Árni Magnússon's account on the AM-slip, this volume is a copy op a manuscript belonging to Sveinn Torfason

Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords
1.1(1-7)
Søgu þättur af Sveine vlfsſyne konge j Danmork, og hans XIII sonumm
Rubric

“Søgu þättur af Svei|ne vlfsſyne konge j Danmork, og hans XIII sonumm

Note

Chapters 1-6.

Keywords
1.2(8-93)
Her byriar Knytlinga Sogu fyrst af Knute Dana kong
Rubric

“Her byriar Knytlinga | Sogu fyrst af Knute Dana | kong”

Note

Chapters 1-100

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Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
93. 280 mm x 190 mm
Foliation

Traces of foliation by Kålund in red ink (almost washed away by wet treatment 1980-81).

Foliated 1-93 by a conservator in pencil.

Contemporary pagination 1-185 in brown ink.

Script

The original part of the volume is written by Jón Erlendsson.

Due to the volume originally being a part of a greater entity fol. 1 has been added by one of Árni Magnússon’s scribes, possibly Þórður Þórðarson.

Binding

Bound in a BD standard binding with cloth spine and corners from 1980-81. 289 mm x 217 mm x 30 mm

Previously in a full parchment binding with laced-in single endband supports from the period 1700-1730. On the spine Árni Magnússon had written the title “Knytlinga Saga”. The old parchment binding is kept together with the manuscript in the box.

Accompanying Material
There is an AM-slip. On this Árni Magnússon wrote: “Þeſſe Knytlinga ſaga er ur bok Monſieur Sveins Torfaſonar”.

History

Origin
Written in Iceland. Kålund (

Katalog vol. I p. 13

) dated the manuscript to the seventeenth century, but Jón Erlendsson served as a copyist from around 1625–1672, so the manuscript can be dated more precisely to that period.

Additional

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian KålundI: p. 13
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