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AM 229 fol.

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Fragments of Stjórn, Gyðinga saga and Elucidarius; Iceland, 1300-1710

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Name
Unger, Carl Rikard 
Occupation
Philologist 
Roles
Scholar 
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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
Stefán Karlsson 
Birth
02 December 1928 
Death
02 May 2006 
Occupation
Scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Vatnsfjörður 
Parish
Reykjarfjarðarhreppur 
County
Norður-Ísafjarðarsýsla 
Region
Vestfirðingafjórðungur 
Country
Iceland 
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Name
Sigríður Árnadóttir 
Birth
1500 
Death
1600 
Occupation
 
Roles
Owner 
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Name
Árni Gíslason 
Death
1587 
Occupation
District/county magistrate 
Roles
Official; Poet 
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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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Physical Description

No physical description available.

History

No history available.

Additional

Contents

Part I ~ AM 229 I fol.
1
Stjórn
Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords
1.1(1r-v)
No Title
Incipit

elſkhuga. þviat þeſſir iij. lutir erv ein veran ok eitt

Explicit

“ykkr til fæðiſ ok

Bibliography

Unger, Stjórn p. 19-22

Keywords
1.2(2r-v)
No Title
Incipit

Þetta land allt

Explicit

“afkuemi ok kynluislum

Bibliography

Unger, Stjórn p. 112-115

Keywords
1.3(3r-v)
No Title
Incipit

ſegia þa bygt hafa

Explicit

“þat plaaz eðr engh”

Bibliography

Unger, Stjórn p. 131-133

Keywords
1.4(4r-v)
No Title
Incipit

offrandi þat ſua guði

Explicit

“þionaði hann firi rachelar ſkylld onnur

Bibliography

Unger, Stjórn p. 170-173

Keywords
1.5(5r-v)
No Title
Incipit

halld um allar ydrar

Explicit

“ær þeir hofðu ſva grimmir

Bibliography

Unger, Stjórn p. 280-282

Keywords
1.6(6r-v)
No Title
Incipit

ſem (?) vatnit ggr uið hafit

Explicit

“huar af er mikill

Bibliography

Unger, Stjórn p. 287

Keywords
1.7(7r-v)
No Title
Incipit

hverium sva ſkulut þer gera. vi. dagha

Explicit

“leyn eigi lengr

Bibliography

Unger, Stjórn p. 359-363

Keywords
1.8(8r-9v)
No Title
Keywords
1.8.1(8r-v)
No Title
Incipit

gyðingum. xl. ?ra ok andaz siðan

Explicit

“enn sua beR

Bibliography

Unger, Stjórn p. 382-384

Keywords
1.8.2(9r-v)
No Title
Incipit

gia. En

Explicit

“anrath ok

Note

A scrap; onely a few letters of each column are visible.

Keywords
1.9(10r-v)
No Title
Incipit

herbuder a fialli einu

Explicit

“vanasynaða vikingi man”

Bibliography

Unger, Stjórn p. 461-463

Keywords
1.10(11r-13v)
No Title
Incipit

ſamiel ſuarade. huat ſpyr

Explicit

“hafði nauðigr fellt i ”

Bibliography

Unger, Stjórn p. 792-500

Keywords
1.11(14r-v)
No Title
Incipit

ferſtrenda ok tuær hurðer

Explicit

“heyr bęn mína er”

Bibliography

Unger, Stjórn p. 563-566

Keywords
1.12(15r-v)
No Title
Incipit

punda ok. lx. ok xij. pund gullz

Explicit

“fara til minſ”

Bibliography

Unger, Stjórn p. 572-575

Keywords
1.13(16r-v)
No Title
Incipit

illsku þina yfer þik ok eyða

Explicit

“harða myrkua ſtoru sva

Bibliography

Unger, Stjórn p. 601-604

Keywords

Physical Description

Support

Parchment.

No. of leaves
16.

History

Origin

Iceland. Kålund Katalog dated it to the fourteenth century. Unger ( p. xii, xi) and Jakobsen (1964 p. 46, 12 ), howver, date the manuscript more precisely to c. 1350.

Part II ~ AM 229 II fol.
2
Stjórn
Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords

Physical Description

Support

Parchment.

No. of leaves
4.

History

Origin

Written in Iceland Kålund (Katalog vol. I p. 186) dated the fragment to the fourteenth century. Subsequently, Stefán Karlsson (Sagas of Icelandic Bishops p. 27-28) dated it more precicely to c. 1350.

Part III ~ AM 229 III fol.
3
Stjórn
Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords

Physical Description

Support

Parchment.

No. of leaves
1.

History

Origin

Written in Iceland. Kålund (Katalog) dated this part to the fourteenth century. Subsequently, Stefán Karlsson (1967 p. 21) dated it more precisely to the second half of the fourteenth century.

Part IV ~ AM 229 IV fol.
4(1r-2r)
Gyðinga saga
Language of Text

Icelandic

4.1
No Title
Incipit

1r grafin varo vm borgína

Explicit

1v likneskiu epter ser sem”

4.2
No Title
Incipit

2r s hans skrifada

Language of Text

Icelandic

5(2v)
Elucidarius
Explicit

“med honum voro þeir á brott”

Note

The beginning of Samtal meistarans ok lærisveinsins

Language of Text

Icelandic

Physical Description

Support

Parchment.

No. of leaves
2. 272 mm x 190 mm
Condition

The first leaf is fairly well preserved , although f. 1v is in some places dark. The ink appears to have faded a little in the margins, and the writing is in some places unclear. The second leaf is badly damaged. The margin on the right-hand side as well as the top right-hand and left-hand corners have been cut to such an extent that parts of the text have been eliminated. Furthermore, there are two holes in the left-hand side of the leaf. There is probably a single leaf missing between the two leaves.

Layout

Written in long lines. On f. 1r there are 61 lines, on f. 1v 59 lines, and on f. 2r 57 lines.

Script

Written in two hands:

1r-2r are by the first hand. This hand also wrote charter no. 35 (Ed. Stefán Karlsson, 1963) written in Vatnsfjörður 1363. According to the content this scribe could be active in the scriptorium in Skálholt.

2v is written by a second hand.

Additions

At the bottom of f. 1r there is a note written in a sixteenth-century hand: “heidarligre kuinu sigride arnna dottur”.

History

Origin

Written in Iceland, most probably in Vatnsfjörður. Kålund (Katalog) dated it to the fourteenth century. Subequently Jón Helgason (1975 p. 371, n. 1) dated it more precisely to the third quarter of the fourteenth century.

Provenance

The Sigríður mentioned in the marginal note of f. 1r is possibly the daughter of Árni Gíslason, sýslumaður (d. 1587) of Hlíðarendi and the wife of Árni Magnússon in Grýtubakki. It is possible that the codex was at some time in the possession of Árni Gíslason or a member of his immediate circle or the circle of Sigriðúr herself. The southern connection (Skálholt) might suit Árni Gíslason, but it is worth noting that he was in Vatnsfjörður from c. 1540 until the late 1550s.

Acquisition

Árni Magnússon writes at the bottom of f. 1r and 2v that he acquired the leaves from Húnavatnsþing in 1708:

  • 1r ur Huna vatz þinge 1708
  • 2v ur Huna vatz þinge 1708

Part V ~ AM 229 V fol.
6
On the manuscripts of Stjórn
Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords

Physical Description

Support

Paper.

No. of leaves
27.

History

Origin

c. 1700

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian KålundI: p. 185-87
Stjórn: Gammelnorsk Bibelhistorie fra Verdens Skabelse til det babyloniske Fangenskabed. C. R. Ungerp. 19-22
Alfred JakobsenStudier i Clarus saga : Til spørsmålet om sagaens norske proveniens, Årbok for Universitetet i Bergen: Humanistisk serie1964; 1963:2
Sagas of Icelandic Bishops: Fragments of Eight Manuscripts, Early Icelandic Manuscripts in Facsimileed. Stefán Karlsson1967; VII
Gyðinga saga: En bearbejdelse fra midten af det 13 Årh. ved Brandr Jónsson, STUAGNLed. Guðmundur Þorláksson1881; VI
Gyðinga saga, ed. Kirsten Wolf1995; XLII
Jón Helgason“Gyðinga saga i Trondheim”, p. 44-61, 343-376
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