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AM 238 XXVIII fol.

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Prédikan from Acta Sebastiani; Iceland, 1275-1300

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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Contents

1(1r-v)
Prédikan from Acta Sebastiani
Incipit

ka haufdingiar sakar a henndr mannum

Language of Text

Non

Physical Description

Support

Parchment.

No. of leaves
1. 238 mm x 172 mm
Condition

The upper leaf is trimmed and the verso is so worn that the text is illegible.

Layout

Written in double columns. 1va is 65 mm x 185 mm, 1vb is 60 mm x 185 mm.

Additions

Besides pen-trials from the seventeenth century, the signature “A.Magn. 238. Fol. - 34” in archivist Jón Sigurðsson's hand, and the signature “XXVIII” in Kristian Kålund's hand, the bottom margin recto has the letter intrance (?) “Minn fr”, indicating that the manuscript is of Icelandic provenance.

History

Origin

Written in Iceland by a Norwegian scribe. Kålund dated the leaf to the fourteenth century (Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamling), whereas Stefán Karlsson dated it more precisely to the fourth quarter of the thirteenth century (Stefán Karlsson 1984, p. 193).

Additional

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Stefán Karlsson“Om himmel og helvede på gammelnorsk. AM 238 XXVIII fol”, Festskrift til Ludvig Holm-Olsen1984; p. 185-196
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian Kålund
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