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AM 655 XXIX 4to

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Alexanders saga; Iceland, 1270-1290

Name
Kålund, Kristian Peter Erasmus 
Birth
19 August 1844 
Death
04 July 1919 
Occupation
Librarian, scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Jón Helgason 
Birth
30 June 1899 
Death
19 January 1986 
Occupation
Professor 
Roles
Scholar; Owner; Author; Marginal 
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Contents

No Title
Language of Text

Non

Physical Description

Support

Parchment.

No. of leaves
4. 230 mm x 137 mm
Condition

The fragment is not particularly well preserved; all the leaves are worn and damaged to some extent. The outer margin of fol. 2 is trimmed to such an extent that parts of the text are missing.

History

Origin

Written in Iceland. Kålund (Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamling)dated it c. 1300, whereas Jn Helgason (Jn Helgason 1966) later dated it a bit earlier to c. 1280.

Additional

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian Kålund
Alexanders saga: The Arna-Magnæan Manuscript 519a, 4to, ed. Jón Helgason1966; VII
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