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AM 325 VIII 3 c 4to.

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Sverris saga; Iceland, 1301-1325

Name
Kålund, Kristian Peter Erasmus 
Birth
19 August 1844 
Death
04 July 1919 
Occupation
Librarian, scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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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
Magnús Markússon 
Birth
1671 
Death
22 November 1733 
Occupation
Priest Magnús Markússon also played a significant role as a scribe in Árni Magnússons apographical project (the copying of old documents).; Rector 
Roles
Owner; Author 
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Name
Wedervang-Jensen, Eva 
Birth
26 March 1974 
Occupation
 
Roles
Cataloguer 
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Contents

(1ra-1vb)
Sverris saga
Incipit

austr agaut land

Bibliography
Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords

Physical Description

Support

Parchment.

No. of leaves
1. 260 mm x 224 mm
Condition

The lower margin is for the most part torn or crumbled away and two of the majuscules has had a copper connection that has corroded the vellum in an Þ and S shape. In some places of f. 1v, most probably because of a former use as binding, the parchment has become so dark or the writing so indistinct that reading is difficult.

Layout

Written in double columns with 39 lines per column.

Script

A skilled Icelandic Gothic bookhand.

History

Origin

The manuscript is written in Iceland. Kristian Kålund (KKKat)has dated it to the fourteenth century, whereas Ole Widding (Widding 1960, p. 91) and Stefán Karlsson (Stéfan Karlsson 1967, p. 59) respectively, have dated it more precisely to first quarter of the fourteenth century.

Provenance

The only known owner of the leaf is the Priest Magnús Markússon

Acquisition

On the top margin of f. 1r Árni Magnússon has written: “frä Sr Magnuse Markussyne 1725”.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 02.03.2000 by EW-J. (Parsed 10.07.2000).

Custodial History

The manuscript was set on meeting guards and put in a cardboard cover 02.03.1958-04.04.1959.

Surrogates

plate plade 37 diapositives AM 325 VIII 3 c 4to May 1984 (or 1985) b/w prints October 1956 AM 325 VIII 3 c 4to

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Saga Sverris konúngs, Fornmanna sögur1824; VIII
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian Kålund
Ole Widding“Håndskriftsanalyser”, p. 81-93
Sagas of Icelandic Bishops: Fragments of Eight Manuscripts, Early Icelandic Manuscripts in Facsimileed. Stefán Karlsson1967; VII
May 1984 (or 1985)
October 1956
Helle Jensen“Fragmenter af et kongesagahåndskrift fra det 13 århundrede”, p. 17-73
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