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AM 34 8vo

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The Norwegian Hirðskrá; Iceland, 1625-1675

Name
Eggert Jónsson 
Death
27 August 1656 
Occupation
Member of the lögrétta 
Roles
Scribe 
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Name
Akrar 
Parish
Fljótahreppur 
County
Skagafjarðarsýsla 
Region
Norðlendingafjórðungur 
Country
Iceland 
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Name
Dall, Birgitte 
Birth
1912 
Death
1989 
Occupation
Book conservator 
Roles
Binder 
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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
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
Skapti Jósefsson 
Birth
1650 
Death
05 August 1722 
Occupation
Lögsagnari 
Roles
Owner 
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Name
Stegmann, Beeke 
Occupation
Scholar 
Roles
Cataloguer 
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Contents

1
Hirðskrá
Rubric

“Hier hefur vpp hirdskra og seiger J fyrsta capitula hvad vier erum skyllduger konunge vorum Bædi Hundgeingner menn og Almugmenn J norey konungs Ryki”

Incipit

Þad er vpphaf hirdlaga vorra ad Jesus

Explicit

“malefni koma firer kong logmann edur hirdstiora”

Final Rubric

“Endast hier hirdsider”

Filiation

Copy of AM 350 fol.

Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords

Physical Description

Support

Paper with watermark.

No. of leaves
i + 28 + i. 157 mm x 96 mm.
Foliation
Later foliation in black ink in the upper right-hand corners (1-28).
Collation

  • I: fols. 1-8 (1+8, 2+7, 3+6, 4+5)
  • II: fols. 9-16 (9+16, 10+15, 11+14, 12+13)
  • III: fols. 17-24 (17+24, 18+23, 19+22, 20+21)
  • IV: fols. 25-28 (25, 26, 27, 28)

There are no quire signatures. There are catchwords on every page.
Condition

The leaves are relatively dark.

There are many modern repairs with Japanese paper (from 1981), especially at the corners and close to the spine.

Some leaves are slightly damaged in the bottom right-hand corner.

There are a few stains.

Script

Written by Eggert Jónsson from Akrar.

Decoration

The initials are larger than the main text (2-4 lines). Many initials show additional decoration; e.g. the letter "Þ" on fol. 25r which has a drawn face inside the bow.

The catchwords are decorated with a zigzag-line.

Additions

The scribe made additions in the margins.

In the top margin of fol. 1r, a later hand added the word “Hier”.

Binding

The current binding is a modern half binding made by Birgitte Dall in 1983. Included in the box of the manuscript is the former binding, a half- binding where the boards are covered with blue marbled paper. This binding was produced in Kristian Kålund's time (ca. 1911-1913) . Before that, the boards were covered by reused parchment leaves from a Latin Psalter, which were removed by Kålund. The leaves are now transferred to AM Access. 7 d (Hs 107).

Accompanying Material

An AM-slip (128 mm x 76 mm) is pasted to the front of the manuscript. On this, Árni Magnússon wrote: “Hirdskrä med hendi Eggerts, gamla, ä ỏkrum. ur bok er eg fieck frä Skapta Josefs syne”

History

Origin

The manuscript was written in Iceland. Storm dates it to the middle of the seventeenth century Storm: Norges gamle Love vol. IV p. 612.

Provenance

Árni Magnússon received a large manuscript, of which this was a part, from Skapti Jósefsson (cf. the AM-slip).

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 29 October 2015 by BS.

Surrogates

  • Latest microfilm pictures from 1981.
  • Black-and-white pictures from 1981 and 1982.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Norges gamle Love indtil 1387ed. Gustav Storm1885; IV
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian KålundII: p. 349
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