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AM 20 b II fol.

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Knýtlinga saga; Iceland, 1301-1325

Name
Jón Hannesson 
Birth
1678 
Occupation
Farmer 
Roles
Owner 
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Name
Hannes Gunnlaugsson 
Birth
1640 
Death
1686 
Occupation
Farmer 
Roles
Scribe 
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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
Stefán Karlsson 
Birth
02 December 1928 
Death
02 May 2006 
Occupation
Scholar 
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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Contents

(1ra-3vb)
Knýtlinga saga
Language of Text

Non

1.1(1ra:1-1vb:30)
No Title
Incipit

Knutr konungr var a veizlu at fævarenda

Explicit

“er til hans mæla vel en hinir er hanum hall”

Bibliography

Fornmanna sögur XI, pp. 255-260

1.2(2ra:1-2vb:30)
No Title
Incipit

er þat þikcir bettra en þeir beriaz er þat er makara

Explicit

“elzti son sveins konungs skylldi konungr vera. danir tavlvdo

Bibliography

Fornmanna sögur XI, pp. 277-281

1.3(3ra:15-3vb:30)
No Title
Incipit

Bliðan gǽddi biortum auði

Explicit

“þeiʀa dottir hét kristin er atti eirikr”

Bibliography

Physical Description

Support

Parchment

No. of leaves
3. 290 mm x 217 mm
Condition

Fols 1 and 2 are both worn and full of holes; only the lower half of f. 3 is preserved.

Layout

The manuscript is written in two columns with 30 lines per column.

Decoration

Rubrics in red. The initials are red, some of them are flourished with blue ink.

Binding

The manuscript is half-bound in parchment and is covered by comb marbeled paper.

Accompanying Material

There is an AM-slip pasted to f. 2 which says:“Feingid 1710. af Jone Hannessyne i Reykiarfirde, utanum qver. og hafdi qvered ätt Hannes Gunnlaugsson. Kynni & blỏden þesse leingur utanum qvered vered hafa, þvi sumt i qverenu var nærri 100. ara gamallt.”

History

Origin

The manuscript is written in Iceland. Kristian Kålund dates the manuscript to s. XIV. Stefán Karlsson dates it more precisely to s. XIV 1/4.

Provenance

The owners of the manuscript Árni Magnússon mentions are: Hannes Gunnlaugsson and Jón Hannesson of Reykjarfjorður.

Acquisition

Árni Magnússon acquired the mansucript in 1710 from Jón Hannesson of Reykjarfjörður.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 1999.09.15 by EW-J. (Parsed 21.06.2000). Checked 30.08.2000 by MJD.

Custodial History

The manuscript was photographed in 1977.

Ultra-violet photographs taken of the manuscript in 1977.

Surrogates

70 mm 234 1977 b/w prints AM 20 b II fol.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Jómsvíkínga ok Knýtlingasaga með tilheyrandi þættum, Fornmanna sögur1828; IX
Antiquités Russesed. C. C. Rafn
1977
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