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AM 181 a fol.

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Riddarar sögur; Iceland, 1638-1652

Name
Kålund, Kristian Peter Erasmus 
Birth
19 August 1844 
Death
04 July 1919 
Occupation
Librarian, scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Slay, Desmond 
Occupation
 
Roles
Author 
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Name
Springborg, Peter 
Birth
28 January 1938 
Occupation
 
Roles
Scholar 
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Contents

1(1-9r)
Ívens saga
Rubric

“Hier hefiast sỏgur af Artus kỏppum, og byriast | med Iuentz sỏgu”

Language of Text

Icelandic

2(9r-18r)
Parcevals saga
Rubric

“Hier heft Saga af | parceual Artus kappa”

Language of Text

Icelandic

3(18r-20)
Valvers þáttur
Rubric

“Hier Byriast Walver|s þättur”

Language of Text

Icelandic

Physical Description

Support

Paper.

No. of leaves
20. 297 mm x 195 mm
Foliation

Due to the fact that the manuscript is split up from a larger codex there are two kinds of foliation: the leaves are numbered 513-531, their position in the original codex, but they also have been renumbered 1-20.

Layout

Written in double columns except for the later inserted f. 1, which is written in long lines. There are no chapter headings, but each chapter is numbered, and a blank space is left for a large initial on the first word.

History

Origin

AM 181 fol is written at Útskálar, Iceland. Kålund dated it to the middle of the seventeenth century (Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamling), whereas Desmond Slay argumes that it was probably written between 1638 and 1652 (Slay 1972, p. 23a). Peter Springborg, however, puts forward that that the manuscript was mainly written in the 1640'es (Springborg 1977 p. 81-86).

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 22-02-2002 by EW-J.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian Kålund
Romances: Perg. 4:o Nr. 6 in The Royal Library, Stockholm, Early Icelandic Manuscripts in Facsimileed. D. Slay1972; X
Peter Springborg“Antiqvæ Historiæ Lepores: Om renæssancen i den islandske håndskriftproduktion i 1600-tallet”, 1977; VIII: p. 53-89
Ívens saga, ed. Foster W. Blaisdell1979; XVIII
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