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AM 598 I beta 4to

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Möttuls saga; Iceland, 1300-1350

Name
Kålund, Kristian Peter Erasmus 
Birth
19 August 1844 
Death
04 July 1919 
Occupation
Librarian, scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Kalinke, Marianne 
Occupation
 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Wedervang-Jensen, Eva 
Birth
26 March 1974 
Occupation
 
Roles
Cataloguer 
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Contents

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Möttuls saga
Incipit

Artur konung r var hinn frgazti hỏfðingi at huerskonar skỏrungleik ok allzkonar drengskap ok kurteisi.

Explicit

“allra rỏðis manna konungs”

Language of Text

Non

Physical Description

Support

Parchment.

No. of leaves
1. 205 mm x 152 mm
Condition

The fragment is in extremely poor condition recto. Large parts of the text are so worn that they are illegible to the naked eye. The verso is in much better condition.

Layout

Written in long lines. There are 36 lines recto but only 35 verso. There are traces of red rubrics.

Script

The text is written in a very neat, regular hand.

Decoration

The upper left recto shows faint traces of red that seems to indicate the initial A of King Arthur's name, with which the saga commences, extended 10 lines down on the left margin. The other initials are also in red.

Binding

Bound in a blue cardboard binding.

History

Origin

The leaf is written in Iceland. Kristian Kålund dated it c. 1300 (KKKat), whereas Marianne Kalinke dates it to the first half of the fourteenth century. (Kalinke 1987, p. xci)

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 11.07.2000 by EW-J. Parsed 11.07.2000.

Custodial History

During the conservation 07.07.1967-27.04.1967 the MS was set on a meeting guard and put in a blue cardboard cover.

Surrogates

microfilm ? 27.06.1991 diapositive AM 598 I beta 4to n.d. b/w prints AM 598 I beta 4to August 1961 b/w prints AM 598 I beta 4to November 1961

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Versions nordiques du fabliau français "Le mantel mautailliée"ed. F. A. Wullf, ed. Gustaf Cederschiöld
Saga af Tristram ok Ísönd samt Möttuls sagaed. Gísli Brynjólfsson
Mǫttuls saga, ed. Marianne E. Kalinke1987; XXX
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian Kålund
27.06.1991
n.d.
August 1961
November 1961
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