New Studies in the Manuscript Tradition

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Njals saga is the best known and most highly regarded of all medieval Icelandic sagas and it occupies a special place in Icelandic cultural history. The manuscript tradition is exceptionally rich and extensive. The oldest extant manuscripts date to…
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    Om New Studies in the Manuscript Tradition

    Njals saga is the best known and most highly regarded of all medieval Icelandic sagas and it occupies a special place in Icelandic cultural history. The manuscript tradition is exceptionally rich and extensive. The oldest extant manuscripts date to only a couple of decades after the saga's composition in the late 13th century and the saga was subsequently copied by hand continuously up until the 20th century, even alongside the circulation of printed text editions in latter centuries. The manuscript corpus as a whole has great socio-historical value, showcasing the myriad ways in which generations of Icelanders interpreted the saga and took an active part in its transmission; the manuscripts are also valuable sources for evidence of linguistic change and other phenomena. The essays in this volume present new research and a range of interdisciplinary perspectives on the Njals saga manuscripts. Many of the authors took part in the international research project "The Variance of Njals saga" which was funded by the Icelandic Research Council from 2011-2013.

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    E-Bok
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    Utgivelsesår
    2018
    Forlag
    De Gruyter
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9781580443067
    Sider
    378

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