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AM 243 f fol.

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Konungs skuggsjá and Poetry; Iceland, 1490-1510

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
Guðríður Gísladóttir 
Birth
1652 
Death
1707 
Occupation
 
Roles
Owner; Marginal 
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Contents

1(pp. 1-126)
Speculum regaleKonungs skuggsjá
Incipit

ad þer munit mic hafa lærdan

Note

Fragment.

Language of Text

Icelandic

2(pp. 126-128)
Maríuvísur
Incipit

Heyr ſkinandi ſkærvz frv

Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords
3(p. 128)
Heimsósómi
Note

The first twelve stanzas.

Language of Text

Icelandic

4(pp. 3-9 (bottom margin))
Hugsvinnsmál
Incipit

ef þer godan grip gefa

Explicit

“vnn þv þeim er elſka þic

Note

Six stanzas.

Language of Text

Icelandic

Physical Description

Support

Parchment.

No. of leaves
64. 213 mm x 150 mm.
Foliation

Paginated 1-127 in black ink on every second page.

Condition

A lacuna taking up two leaves is found between pp. 2-3, another two leaves are missing between pp. 4-5; between pp. 72-73 eight leaves are missing.

Layout

Blank space for initials.

Additions

After the end of Konungs skuggsjá another hand has added stanzas to the following three pages; pp. 3-16 has some marginal notes. In the margins of pp. 10-16, supplementary text is added to the original text (Wonders of Ireland).

Binding

BD standard binding with leather spine and corners; the boards are covered with olive/brown cloth from 1966: 223 mm x 179 mm x 53 mm

Accompanying Material

On a slip pasted to the front of the manuscript, Árni Magnússon wrote: “Speculum Regale Aftan vid eru | Mariuviſur (þær hefi eg afskrifadar — i AM. 711 b 4to). | Heims oſomi, byriaſt: Morg er mannzins pina. | Bokin er komin til min fra Huſtru Gudride Giſladottur. Var innsaumud i andstygdar ledr plumpt og greylega umvendad”

A similar account is found in AM 435 a 4to, bl. 150v-151r.

History

No history available.

Additional

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Speculum regale: Ein altnorwegischer Dialog nach Cod. Arnamagn. 243 Fol. B und den ältesten Fragmentened. Oscar Brennerp. xii
Grönlands historiske Mindesmærkered. Det kongelige nordiske Oldskrift-SelskabIII: p. 274
Kongs-skugg-sio utlögd a daunsku og latinu, Det Kongelige Speil med dansk og latinsk Oversættelse, Speculum Regale cum interpretatione danica et latina variis lectionibus, notis &c.ed. Halfdan Einersen ( Hálfdan Einarsson )p. xxv-vi
Ludvig Holm-Olsen“[Introduction]”, The king's mirror AM 243 a fol., Early Icelandic manuscripts in facsimile1987; 17: p. 9-27
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian KålundI: p. 219-20
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