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Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks konungs; Iceland, 1600-1699

LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH DOUBLE ACUTELATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH DOUBLE ACUTE

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LATIN SMALL LIGATURE PPLATIN SMALL LIGATURE PP

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Name
Björn Jónsson 
Birth
1574 
Death
28 June 1655 
Occupation
Farmer; Member of the lögrétta; Member of the lögrétta 
Roles
Author; Poet; Scribe 
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Name
Jón Erlendsson 
Death
01 August 1672 
Occupation
Priest 
Roles
Scribe 
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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
Jón Þorláksson 
Birth
1643 
Death
1712 
Occupation
District/county magistrate 
Roles
Scribe; Author; Poet; Marginal 
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Name
Wedervang-Jensen, Eva 
Birth
26 March 1974 
Occupation
 
Roles
Cataloguer 
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Name
Hufnagel, Silvia Veronika 
Occupation
 
Roles
Scholar; student 
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Contents

1(1-4r)
Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks konungs
Rubric

“Hervarar þattur hinn gamle | finnst so skrifadur sem hier epter | fÿlger.”

Incipit

Svo finnst ritad j fornum bőkumm ad | Jothunheimar voru kallader nordur vmm | Gandvÿk,

Explicit

“þa streingdu heit | Arngrẏmssẏner. etct.”

Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords
2(5-35r)
Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks konungs
Rubric

“Søgu þattur af Heidreke | Kőnge og Hanns ættmonnumm

Incipit

Sigurlame hiet kongur er ried fyrer | Gardarijke. Hanns dotter var Eyfura

Explicit

“Philippus atte Jnge|gerde dottur Haralldz kongs Sigurdssonar; var hann | skamma stunnd kőngur.”

Note

Björn Jónson of Skarðsá's comment on the Heiðreks-riddles has been added. The riddle section is written in two columns; the riddles are written in the left column with Björn's comments in the right.

Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords

Physical Description

Support

Paper.

No. of leaves
iii+35+iii. Fols 4v and 35v are blank. 305 mm x 197 mm.
Foliation

Foliated in dark ink in the top outer corners.

Collation

Catchwords are found on fols 10v, 20v and 30v.

Layout

Written in one column with 23 to 25 lines per page. Fols 19v:8-27v are written in two columns, with Heiðreks gátur on the left and Björn Jonsson's comment on the right column. Open space for initals on fols 1r and 5r. Running titles.

Script

Written in Jón Erlendsson's fracture-hand.

Accompanying Material

There is an AM-slip pasted to the front. Here Árni Magnússon wrote: “Heidreks Saga med | Hervarar þætte. | med hendi Sr Jons i Villingahollte. | lied mier af Jone Þorlackssyne 1709, | og sidann selld 1710. | Var tilforna i innbundinni bok.”

History

Origin

Written in Iceland in the seventeenth century by Jón Erlendsson.

Acquisition

According to Árni Magnússon's account on the AM-slip, he borrowed the fragment from Jón Þorláksson in 1709, and bought it from him in 1710.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 25 February2002 by EW-J. Checked 30 May 2008 by Silvia Hufnagel.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Hervararsagaed. Peter Frederik Suhmp. 2-16:8
Fornaldar sögur Nordrlanda: Eptir gömlum handritumed. Carl Christian RafnI: p. 411-417:5
Hervarar Saga ok Heiðreks Konungsed. N. M. Petersenp. 3-60
Heiðreks saga: Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks konungs, STUAGNLed. Jón Helgason1924; XLVIII
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian KålundI: p. 159
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