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New Studies in the Manuscript Tradition of Njáls saga. The historia mutila of Njála

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Lethbridge, Emily
dc.contributor.author Óskarsdóttir, Svanhildur
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-06T13:24:37Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-06T13:24:37Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.isbn 9781580443050
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2532
dc.description.abstract Njáls 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 thirteenth century and the saga was subsequently copied by hand continuously up until the twentieth 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 Njáls saga manuscripts. Many of the authors took part in the international research project "The Variance of Njáls saga," which was funded by the Icelandic Research Council from 2011-2013.
dc.description.sponsorship Rannís
dc.format.extent 332 pp
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Medieval Institute Publications
dc.relation.ispartofseries Northern Medieval World;
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Handrit
dc.subject Handritafræði
dc.subject Njáls saga
dc.subject Miðaldafræði
dc.title New Studies in the Manuscript Tradition of Njáls saga. The historia mutila of Njála
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/book
dc.description.version Published, peer-reviewed edited volume
dc.relation.url https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/mip_nmw/1/
dc.contributor.department Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum (HÍ)
dc.contributor.department The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies (UI)

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