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AM 181 b fol.

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Riddarar sögur; Iceland, 1638-1652

Name
Kålund, Kristian Peter Erasmus 
Birth
19 August 1844 
Death
04 July 1919 
Occupation
Librarian, scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Springborg, Peter 
Birth
28 January 1938 
Occupation
 
Roles
Scholar 
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Contents

1(1-6v)
Erex saga
Rubric

“Hier hefst | saga af Erex | Artus kappa”

Language of Text

Icelandic

2(6v-13v)
Samsonar saga fagra
Rubric

“Hier hefur | saga af Sam|sone fagra”

3(14-17r)
Möttuls saga
Rubric

“Hier byriar mǫ|ttuls Søgu”

Bibliography
4(17v)
Krukkspá
Note

The text of Krukkspá has been overscored in a such manner as to render it nearly illegible

Physical Description

Support

Paper.

No. of leaves
17. 294 mm x 193 mm
Foliation

Due to the fact that the manuscript is split up from a larger codex there are two kinds of foliation: the leaves are numbered 532-548, their position in the original codex, but they also have been renumbered 1-17.

Layout

Written in double columns with 51 to 59 lines to each page.

Script

Written in three different hands. The first hand wrote ff. 1-11vb.

The second hand wrote ff. 11vb-13v.

The third hand wrote ff. 14-17r.

Binding

Bound in cardboard cover and on the front cover there is a table of contents: “Artus Kappa Sögur. videl. | 1.) Erreks Saga. | 2.) Samsonar Fagra Saga | Möttuls saga”.

History

Origin

AM 181 fol is written at Útskálar, Iceland. Kålund dated it to the middle of the seventeenth century (Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamling), but according to Desmond Slay it was probably copied between 1638 and 1652 (Slay 1972, p. 23a). Peter Springborg, however, thinks that the manuscript was mainly written in the 1640'es (Springborg 1977 p. 81-86).

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 2002-02-22 by EW-J.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Erex saga Artuskappa, ed. Foster W. Blaisdell1965; XIX
Mǫttuls saga, ed. Marianne E. Kalinke1987; XXX
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian Kålund
Romances: Perg. 4:o Nr. 6 in The Royal Library, Stockholm, Early Icelandic Manuscripts in Facsimileed. D. Slay1972; X
Peter Springborg“Antiqvæ Historiæ Lepores: Om renæssancen i den islandske håndskriftproduktion i 1600-tallet”, 1977; VIII: p. 53-89
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