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AM 181 c fol.

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Bevus saga; 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
Bevus saga
Rubric

“Hier Byriast | Bevus Saga”

Language of Text

Icelandic

Physical Description

Support

Paper.

No. of leaves
ii + 12. 294 mm x 195 mm
Foliation

There are two kinds of foliation due to the manuscript being split up from a larger codex: the original foliation, 501-512, indicates their position in the original codex; later they have been renumbered 1-12.

Layout

Written in double columns.

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 22-02-2002 by EW-J.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
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
Bevers saga, ed. Christopher Sanders2001; 51
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