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AM 655 XIX 4to

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Maríu saga; Iceland, 1225-1250

Name
Kålund, Kristian Peter Erasmus 
Birth
19 August 1844 
Death
04 July 1919 
Occupation
Librarian, scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Hreinn Benediktsson 
Birth
1928 
Death
2005 
Occupation
Professor 
Roles
Scholar 
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Contents

1(1r-2v)
The Legend of Theophilus
Incipit

ebrescr maþr fiolkunnigr

Explicit

“oc biþia fyrer”

Note

A lacuna is following f. 1.

Language of Text

Non

Physical Description

Support

Parchment.

No. of leaves
2. 196 mm x 136 mm
Condition

Fol. is is a little damaged at the outer margin. Traces telling that the leaves once were used as binding.

History

Origin

Written in Iceland. Kålund (Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamling) dated it the first half of the thirteenth century, whereas Hreinn Benediktsson (Hreinn Benediktsson 1965 p. xlv) later dated it more correctly to the second quarter of the thirteenth century.

Additional

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Maríu saga: Legender om Jomfru Maria og hendes Jertegned. C. R. Ungerp. XXXI-XXXII
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian Kålund
Early Icelandic Script as illustrated in vernacular texts from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, Íslenzk Handrit, Series in folioed. Hreinn Benediktsson1965; II
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