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AM 20 b I fol.

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Knýtlinga saga; Iceland, 1290-1310

Name
Kålund, Kristian Peter Erasmus 
Birth
19 August 1844 
Death
04 July 1919 
Occupation
Librarian, scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Lund, Carl 
Occupation
 
Roles
Binder 
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LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH CURLLATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH CURL

Special character shown similar to its original form.

Name
Halldór Torfason 
Birth
1658 
Death
1705 
Occupation
Priest 
Roles
Owner 
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Name
Skálholt 
Parish
Biskupstungnahreppur 
County
Árnessýsla 
Region
Sunnlendingafjórðungur 
Country
Iceland 
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Name
Þórður Þorláksson 
Birth
14 September 1637 
Death
16 March 1697 
Occupation
Bishop 
Roles
Author; Owner; Poet; Translator 
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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
Wedervang-Jensen, Eva 
Birth
26 March 1974 
Occupation
 
Roles
Cataloguer 
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Name
Reykjavík 
County
Gullbringusýsla 
Region
Sunnlendingafjórðungur 
Country
Iceland 
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Contents

(1r-9v)
Knýtlinga saga
Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords
1.1(1r:1-2v:30)
No Title
Incipit

danna a englandi

Explicit

“en meðan haraldr hein hafði konungr verit yfir danmork”

Bibliography

Fornmanna sögur vol. XI p. 215-226.

Keywords
1.2(3r:1-7v:30)
No Title
Incipit

leita vndan er þat likar

Explicit

“satta rof þat er bvðlungr atti”

Bibliography

Fornmanna sögur vol. XI p. 277-303

Keywords
1.3(8r:1-8v:30)
No Title
Incipit

zlu spurðu þetta

Explicit

vikv allir þessu til”

Bibliography

Fornmanna sögur vol. XI p. 303-308

Keywords
1.4(9r:1-9v:30)
No Title
Incipit

veita fyrir verðleik þessa ins heilaga manns

Explicit

“hanum let til her”

Bibliography

Fornmanna sögur vol. XI p. 308-313

Antiquités Russes vol. II p. 128

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Physical Description

Support

Parchment

No. of leaves
i + 9 + i. 245 mm x 177 mm
Foliation

Kristian Kålund foliated the manuscript in red ink by in the upper right-hand corners.

Collation

Two quires are still extant:

  • I: fols 1 and 2 form a conjoint leaf.
  • II: fols. 3-9: 7 leaves, of which fols 4-7 is a quire consisting of 4 leaves, fols 3 and 8 form a conjoint leaf and fol. 9 is a singleton.

Condition

The manuscript consists of three fragmentary parts. Fol. 3 is very worn and dark and also partly damaged. Only a thin strip along the spine is extant of fol. 8 and the first lines of fol 9 are missing.

Layout

Written in one column with 30 lines per page.

Decoration

Red majuscules and rubrics.

Binding

Bound in a parchment binding in 1935 by Carl Lund. The shelfmark and the running title are gilt tooled on the upper board.

Accompanying Material

There are four slips attached to the paste-down and first fly-leaf.

History

Origin

Written in Iceland c. 1300.

Provenance

Fols 1-2 belonged to Halldór Torfason while fols 3-9 belonged to Skálholt Cathedral.

Acquisition

Arne Magnusson borrowed the volume from the bishop of Skálholt, Þórður Þorláksson (Thorlacius).

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 9 September 1999 by EW-J

Custodial History

Re-bound by Carl Lund in March 1935.

Juli 1962: The text block was taken away from the case before photograpy, then it was recased in the Carl Lund-binding and given new fly-leaves.

Lent to Bjarni Guðnason in Reykjavík in 1962.

Surrogates

Photographs from 1962. The Arnamagnæan Collection has the following copies: 70 mm 21 b/w photographs AM 20 b I fol.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Jómsvíkínga ok Knýtlingasaga með tilheyrandi þættum, Fornmanna sögur1828; IX
Antiquités Russesed. C. C. RafnII: p. 128
Sturlunga saga Including the Islendinga Saga of Lawman Sturla Thordsson and other Worksed. Guðbrandur Vígfússon1878; I
Corpvs Poeticvm Boreale: The Poetry of the Old Northern Tongue, from the Earliest Times to the Thirteenth Centuryed. F. York Powell, ed. Guðbrandur Vigfússon
Sǫgur Danakonunga. 1. Sǫgubrot af fornkonungum. 2. Knytlinga saga, STUAGNLed. Carl af Petersens, ed. Emil Olson1919-1925; XLVI
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