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Manuscript Detail

AM 655 XIV 4to

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Legends of Saints; Iceland, 1250-1275

Name
Wedervang-Jensen, Eva 
Birth
26 March 1974 
Occupation
 
Roles
Cataloguer 
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Contents

1(1r-1v)
Jóns saga postola;
Incipit

uar skirþr oc kennt þat allt

Explicit

“lvttacarar eilifs lifs. kann”

Language of Text

Non

2(2r-2v)
Stefáns saga
Incipit

þui at sua uar hans asiona

Explicit

“Þa er preiectu byscup for með helgan

Language of Text

Non

Physical Description

Support

Parchment.

No. of leaves
2.
Condition

The leaves are damaged due to their former use as binding, the text at places being almost illegible.

Layout

Written in long lines with 40 lines per page, however f. 1v has 42 lines.

History

Origin

Written in Iceland assumingly by a Norwegian or a scribe educated in a Norwegian scriptorium due to to the style of writing and language forms exclusively or principally used in Norwegian texts. Kristian Kålund dated it the thirteenth century, later Ole Widding dated it more precicely to the fourth quarter of the thirteenth century, a dating that was later confirmed by Stéfan Karlsson.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 25-07-2003 by EW-J.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Ole Widding“Et fragment af Stephanus saga (AM 655, 4° XIV B), Tekst og kommentar”, 1950-1952; XXI: p. 143-171
Stefán Karlsson“Om norvagismer i islandske håndskrifter”, 1978; p. 87-101
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