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66 Manuscripts free pdf This book appears in commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the birth of the Icelandic scholar and antiquarian Arni Magnusson (1663-1730), who, in addition to his duties as secretary of the Royal Archives and, from 1702, professor of Danish Antiquities at the University of Copenhagen, spent much of his life building up what is by common consent the single most important collection of early Scandinavian manuscripts in existence. While consisting predominantly of Icelandic manuscripts, the Arnamagnaean collection also contains many important Norwegian, Danish and Swedish manuscripts, along with about one hundred of continental provenance. In this book are presented descriptions of 66 manuscripts, one for each year Arni Magnusson lived, along with a comprehensive introduction to Arni Magnusson's life and work and a chapter on book production in the Middle Ages. High quality colour photographs complement the texts. The manuscripts collected in this volume are remarkably diverse, containing works of literature and science, religious texts and law books, calendars and music, etc. The value of the collection was recognised in 2009 when it was inscribed on UNESCO's Memory of the World Register.

About M. J. Driscoll

M. J. Driscoll, D.Phil. (Oxon), is senior lecturer in Old Norse philology at Copenhagen University and head of the Arnamagnaean Institute. His research interests include manuscript and textual studies, particularly in the area of late pre-modern Icelandic. Svanhildur Oskarsdottir, PhD, is Head of the Manuscript Department at the Arni Magnusson Institute for Icelandic Studies in Reykjavik, Iceland

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Author : M. J. Driscoll
Publisher : Museum Tusculanum Press
Data Published : 01 December 2014
ISBN : 8763542641
EAN : 9788763542647
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 248 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    . This book appears in commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the birth of the Icelandic scholar and antiquarian Arni Magnusson (1663-1730), who, in addition to his duties as secretary of the Royal