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Sörla þáttr — Heðins saga ok Högna; Iceland or Denmark, 1690-1710

Name
Kålund, Kristian Peter Erasmus 
Birth
19 August 1844 
Death
04 July 1919 
Occupation
Librarian, scholar 
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
Markús Bergsson 
Birth
1688 
Death
24 April 1741 
Occupation
District/county magistrate 
Roles
Owner 
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Name
Hufnagel, Silvia Veronika 
Occupation
 
Roles
Scholar; student 
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Contents

(1r-8v)
Sörla þáttrHeðins saga ok Högna
Rubric

“Saga af Hǫgna og Hiedinn.”

Incipit

Cap I | firer Austann Vanaqvisl i Asialande er edr Asia heimur heimi

Explicit

“og | siglde heim til Noregs og settist ad rike sinu, og | endast so þesse þättur af hiedinn og Hǫgna.”

Language of Text

Icelandic

Physical Description

Support

Paper.

No. of leaves
i+8+i. 212 mm x 165 mm.
Foliation

Older pagination 573-588 in top right hand corners. Foliated 1-8 in red ink by Kålund next to the older pagination.

Layout

Written in one column with 24 to 27 lines per page.

Script

Written by Árni Magnússon.

Additions

On the fly-leaf is written: “af h?gna og Hiedne. | Ur bők er Eg feck a Markuse Bergs-|syne og tők i sundur. | Synest ad vera skrifad epter þvi prent-|ada i Olafs S?gu Tryggvasonar.” This is written partly for, partly by Árni Magnússon.

Binding

Bound in a grey cardboard binding.

History

Origin

The manuscript was written in Iceland or Denmark c. 1700. It was once part of a larger codex.

Acquisition

According to the note on the fly-leaf, Árni Magnússon got the manuscript from Markús Bergsson. Considering that Árni wrote Sörla þáttr himself, the information about the former owner must refer to another manuscript.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 18 August 2008 by Silvia Hfnagel.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian KålundI: p. 749
Fornaldar sögur Nordrlanda: Eptir gömlum handritumed. Carl Christian RafnI: p. xxv
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