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AM 238 XVII fol.

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Gyðinga saga; Iceland, 1300-1325

Name
Snorri Jónsson 
Birth
1683 
Death
1756 
Occupation
Priest; Rector 
Roles
Scribe; Owner; Translator; Poet 
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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
Jón Sigurðsson 
Birth
17 June 1811 
Death
07 December 1879 
Occupation
Scholar; Archivist 
Roles
Scholar; Scribe; Author; Marginal; Owner; Donor; Correspondent; recipient 
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Name
Widding, Ole 
Occupation
 
Roles
Author 
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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

(1r-2v)
Gyðinga saga
Language of Text

Non

1.1(f. 1)
No Title
Incipit

kenimaðr ok annar

Explicit

“Nu senda rumueriar sín bref imoti til friðar oc fvll

1.2(f. 2)
No Title
Incipit

Ok ganga at biþia

Explicit

“með þi at borgar”

Physical Description

Support

Parchment.

No. of leaves
2. 198 mm x 150 mm
Condition

The fragment is well preserved, although f. 2v is very dark, and in some places the text is almost illegible. Between the two leaves there are probably four leaves missing.

Layout

The fragment is written in long lines with 25 lines to f. 1r and 26 lines to 1v-2v. Initials and rubrics in red.

Script

The fragment is written in two Icelandic Gothic bookhands

The first hand wrote 1r:1-11, 2r:1-6, and 2v:2-12.

The second hand wrote the rest of the text. This hand is comparable with that of AM 325 4to 3c and AM 325 4to 4a VIII.

Additions

In the margin of f. 1v, there is a note written in a seventeenth-century hand: “sælir komande heilege og biarni.”

Binding

The fragment is bound in a grey cardboard cover.

Accompanying Material

On the AM-slip Árni Magnússon says that he got the fragment from the Priest Snorri Jónsson (of Helgafell) in 1721.

History

Origin

The fragment is written in Iceland. Kristian Kålund dates it to c. 1330, whereas Jón Sigurðsson (AM 394 fol., p. 317r ("18")), Ole Widding Ole Widding 1960, p. 91.) and Stefán Karlsson (Stefán Karlsson 1967, p. 59) date it to the beginning of the thirteenth century.

Acquisition

On the AM-slip Árni Magnússon says that he recieved the fragment in 1721 from the priest Snorri Jónsson (1683-1756), who was a parison of Helgafell 1720-1753.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 23-05-2000 by EW-J. Parsed 28-03-2000.

Custodial History

Photographs in uv-light were taken in 1956

Supplementary photographs of the AM-slips of AM 238 I-XXIX fol. were taken in 1981.

The MS was set on meeting guards and bound in a grey cardboard cover 09-07-1958 to 02-03-1959 or 09-1961 to 10-1961.

Surrogates

plate plade38 1956 Taken in uv-light. microfilm (master) Neg 620 1981 Supplementary photographs of the AM-slips of AM 238 I-XXIX fol. microfilm (archive) Pos571 1981 Supplementary photographs of the AM-slips of AM 238 I-XXIX fol. b/w prints AM 238 XI fol. 1963 Copies of the set of photographs taken in uv-light. colour prints AM 238 XI fol. 1983 Supplementary photograph of f. 2r.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Gyðinga saga: En bearbejdelse fra midten af det 13 Årh. ved Brandr Jónsson, STUAGNLed. Guðmundur Þorláksson1881; VI
Gyðinga saga, ed. Kirsten Wolf1995; XLII
Jón SigurðssonAM 394 fol.: Ræssonerende katalog over den Arnamagnæanske samlings håndskrifter nr. 1-239 fol
Opuscula I, 1960; XX
Sagas of Icelandic Bishops: Fragments of Eight Manuscripts, Early Icelandic Manuscripts in Facsimileed. Stefán Karlsson1967; VII
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