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AM 325 VIII 4 b 4to.

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Sverris saga — Hákonar saga Sverrissonar; Iceland, 1276-1300

Name
Kålund, Kristian Peter Erasmus 
Birth
19 August 1844 
Death
04 July 1919 
Occupation
Librarian, scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Jensen, Helle 
Occupation
 
Roles
Scholar 
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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
Ásgeir Jónsson 
Death
27 August 1707 
Occupation
Scribe 
Roles
Scribe 
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Name
Nitter, Truid 
Occupation
Priest 
Roles
Owner 
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Name
Wedervang-Jensen, Eva 
Birth
26 March 1974 
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Cataloguer 
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Contents

1(1r-1v)
Sverris saga
Incipit

let gera orþ eptir þeim

Explicit

“þa let hann blasa |bergi fellv”

Bibliography

Fornmanna sögur VIII, pp. 397-401

Language of Text

Non

Keywords
2(2r-3v)
Hákonar saga Sverrissonar
Bibliography

Fornmanna sögur IX, pp. 221-28

Physical Description

Support

Parchment.

No. of leaves
3. 215 mm x 147 mm
Condition

The 3 leaves are not well preserved. The lower half of f. 1 has several holes and the most part of the last 3 lines is torn away. f. 2 has also holes and the outer part has been cut away, and f. 3 is damaged both by ploughing and wear. All the damages has caused a loss of text.

Layout

The manuscript is written in long lines with 39 lines to the page. On f. 1v, the trace of a rubric is found. An effaced red majuscule on 2 lines is found on f. 1v.

History

Origin

The manuscript is written in Iceland. Kristian Kålund has dated it to the thirteenth century, whereas Helle Jensen has dated it more precisely to the fourth quarter of the thirteenth century.

Provenance

There is no information about the history of fol. 1. According to Fornmanna sögur IX ff. 2-3 once was bound in a cover on which Árni Magnússon wrote the following account: “Þesse .2. innlogd blod eru fundin i Noregi. Eg hefi feinged þau af Asgeiri Jonssyne, enn hann feck þau fra Hr. Truid Nitter, presti i Norðlondum, hver þau hafdi tekit fra stulku einne, er þau ætladi ad bruka til at sauma ä. Fyrra bladed er ur Sverris Sogu hid sidara er ur Appendice Sverris-Sogu odruvïs samsettre, enn vær almennelega hofum. Og mä þetta sidara blad halldast firi raritet. NB. Þetta blad accorderar vid þä Dönsku version nærre lage.”

Acquisition

Árni Magnússon got ff. 2-3 from Ásgeir Jónsson: “Þesse .2. innlogd blod eru fundin i Noregi. Eg hefi feinged þau af Asgeiri Jonssyne”.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 08.03.2000. by EW-J. (Parsed 10.07.2000).

Custodial History

The manuscript was set on meeting guards and put in a cardboard cover 02.03.1958-04.04.1959.

Surrogates

plate plate 37 diapositives AM 325 VIII 4 b 4to May 1984 (or 1985) b/w prints October 1956 AM 325 VIII 4 b 4to

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Saga Sverris konúngs, Fornmanna sögur1824; VIII
Sögur Hákonar Sverrissonar, Guttorms Sigurðarsonar, Ínga Bárðarsonar ok Hákonar Hákonarsonar til falls Skúla hertoga, Fornmanna sögur1835; IX
May 1984 (or 1985)
October 1956
The Sagas of King Sverrir and King Hakon the Old: Manuscript No. 81 A Fol. in The Arnamagnæan Collection, Early Icelandic Manuscripts in Facsimileed. Ludvig Holm-Olsen1961; III
Early Icelandic Script as illustrated in vernacular texts from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, Íslenzk Handrit, Series in folioed. Hreinn Benediktsson1965; II
Jonna Louis-JensenKongesagastudier: Kompilationen Hulda-Hrokkinskinna, 1977; XXXII
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