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AM 533 4to

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Romantic sagas; Iceland, 1450-1525

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
Kålund, Kristian Peter Erasmus 
Birth
19 August 1844 
Death
04 July 1919 
Occupation
Librarian, scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Andersen, Lise Præstgaard 
Occupation
 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Einar Sigurðsson 
Birth
1538 
Death
15 July 1626 
Occupation
Priest 
Roles
Poet 
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Name
Andrés Jónsson 
Birth
1600 
Death
1700 
Occupation
 
Roles
Owner 
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Name
Halldór Eiríksson 
Death
1698 
Occupation
Priest 
Roles
Poet; Owner 
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Name
Hallvarður Hallsson 
Birth
1723 
Death
1799 
Occupation
 
Roles
Poet 
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Name
Brynjólfur Ólafsson 
Birth
1677 
Death
1730 
Occupation
Priest 
Roles
Owner 
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Name
Einar Magnússon 
Birth
1703 
Death
1779 
Occupation
District/county magistrate 
Roles
Correspondent; Scribe; Poet 
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Name
Arngrímur Magnússon ; ríki 
Occupation
Bóndi 
Roles
Marginal; Owner 
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Name
Hallur Einarsson 
Occupation
 
Roles
Marginal 
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Name
Magnús Einarsson 
Birth
1630 
Occupation
Member of the lögrétta 
Roles
Owner; Scribe 
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Name
Arngrímur Hallsson 
Birth
1659 
Occupation
Bóndi 
Roles
Marginal 
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Name
Hávarður Magnússon 
Occupation
 
Roles
Marginal 
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Name
Magnús Arngrímsson 
Occupation
 
Roles
Marginal 
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Name
Páll Magnússon 
Occupation
Son of Magnús Arngrímsson (MagArn001) 
Roles
Marginal 
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Name
Wedervang-Jensen, Eva 
Birth
26 March 1974 
Occupation
 
Roles
Cataloguer 
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Contents

1(1v-45r)
Mágus saga
Rubric

“her hefzt Magussaga”

Language of Text

Non

2(45v-60v)
hier byriazt sogv partalopa ok marmoriv
Author

Partalópa saga

Rubric

“hier byriazt sogv partalopa ok marmoriv”

Bibliography
3(60v:17-65v:19)
Karls þáttr vesæla
4(65v-67v)
Stúfs þáttr skálds Þórðarsonar
Rubric

“fra stvf |kattarsyne”

Bibliography
5(68r-102v)
Elis saga
Explicit

hier byriazt virgilius rimur oc erv tvær nihil ultra (The last two words are added by Árni Magnússon)”

Physical Description

Support

Parchment.

No. of leaves
103 (1-102 + 8 bis); f. 1r is blank. 202 mm x 152 mm
Condition

At several places there are holes and worn patches. The fact that these have caused no loss of text means that the vellum must have been imperfect before the scribe started work. An attempt was made to demarcate the larger worn patches of the manuscript by giving them a rectangular frame and hatching the enclosed area and to cover up the smaller patches with a single thick, red stroke. Lacunae appear after ff. 12, 27, 32 and 37. Árni Magnússon has indicated the defects of the manuscript by written remarks in the lower margin.

Layout

The manuscript is written in long lines with 22 lines to each page, except from f. 69 that has 23 lines. Majuscules occur in red and green. Rubrics in red.

Additions

The manuscript contains a number of marginal notes.

  • On f. 38v a sixteenth century hand has written the following Latin verse: “dextera scriptoris benedicta sit omnibus horis. disce puer dum tempus habes euo puerili. Ne te mendice fias etate seninli stulltus et pravius est qvi spernit et non tendit hoc”.
  • A marginal note f. 73v may have a connection with the Virgilíus rímur which the scribe either transcribed or intended to transcribe into the manuscript. It is a hand which may not be not much younger than the manuscript itself and runs: “ion þeodolf son kan samsons kæde en (?) ion (?) teit (?) son uirgilius rimur ok þo ei badar”.
  • A list of contents, which does not appear to be much younger than the manuscript, is found on. ff. 39v-40r. It corresponds to the present contents of the manuscript, i.e. there is no mention of Virgilíus rímur.

Accompanying Material

A conjoint pair of leaves and two smaller paper slips have been inserted at the front of the codex. On these Árni Magnússon has written: 1. a list of contents (an exactly corresponding list of contents is found in his catalogue, AM 435 a, 4to f. 102v), 2. his transcription of the now almost invisible heading to Mágus saga. On the second slip there is a transcription in another hand of the conclusion of — Elis saga from fol. 102v which is now only partly legible even in ultraviolet light. This transcription has later been corrected and supplemented by himself.

History

Origin

The manuscript is written in Iceland. Kristian Kålund dated it the beginning of the fifteenth century and the later additions (fols 14 and 20) he dated c. 1500 (KKKat). In later times, however, Lise Præstgaard Andersen dated the manuscript (except from fols 14 and 20) more precisely to the second half of the fifteenth century (Andersen 1983).

Provenance

The oldest personal name in the marginalia is written in the fifteenth century by a Jón Þjóðolfsson: “ion þeodolf son” (f. 73v). The other personal names in the marginalia all date from the seventeenth century: “Einar Sigurds son” (f. 29r) and “Andries Jonsson

The names on ff. 46r, 68v, 81v, 88r cannot be identified.

The remaining names can be traced to two families, both from Eastern Iceland: “Halldor Eiryksson” (f. 28v) = “Halldor Ey” (f. 58r) and “Hallni Halldörs dotter” (f. 90v) are undoubtedly to be identified with séra Halldór Eiríksson (d. 1698), Priest at Hjaltastaður in Útmannasveit, N. Múla sýsla, and his daughter Hallný Halldórsdóttir (born c. 1686). “Briniolfr” (f. 61v) may be identical with Hallnýs husband, Brynjólfur Ólafsson, Priest at Háls in Hamarsfjörður, S. Múla sýsla.

Earlier in the seventeenth century, however, the manuscript must have been kept at the farm Njarðvík in Borgarfjörður, N. Múla sýsla. This farm was owned by two brothers Einar Magnússon (digri) and Arngrímur Magnússon (ríki). The names of several of the descents of both Einar and Arngrímur are written in the margins of the manuscript. Einar (digri) got two sons: Hallur “hallr einarsson?” (f. 52r) and Magnús Einarsson. Hallur had a son called Arngrímur Hallsson: “Arngrymur Hallßon”, born. 1659 (f. 60v). Magnús son, Hávarður Magnússon's name are found at several places: “Havardur magnusson” (f. 61v) “Havardur magnusson” (f. 8bis r) “Hauardur” (ff. 43r, 45r, 52r, 53v, 61v). “MAS” (f. 14r) and magnus (f. 52r) probably stands for the name of the son of Arngrímur Magnússon (ríki), Magnús Arngrímsson. The names of his sons, Jón and Páll Magnússon also occur: “Jon Magnusson” (f. 61v), “Päll Magnus son” (ff. 66r, 85v, 86v, 87r, 97v) “Pall” (f. 65v). Torfe gislson (f. 89v) is not identified.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 13.07.2000-17.07.2000 by EW-J. Parsed 17.07.2000.

Custodial History

The manuscript was restored by Birgitte Dall 09.02.1967-20.07.1967.

Surrogates

70 mm 70mm 86 n.d. diapositive AM 533 4to n.d. b/w prints AM 533 4to February 1967

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Bragða-Mágus saga með tilheyrandi þættumed. Gunnlaugur Þórðarson
Partalopa saga, ed. Lise Præstgaard Andersen1983; XXVIII
Stúfs þáttred. Björn Magnússon Ólsen
Elis saga ok Rosamundued. Eugen Kölbing
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian Kålund
n.d.
n.d.
February 1967
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