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Title: 66 Manuscripts
Sub-title: From the Arnamagnæan Collection
Edited by: M J Driscoll, Svanhildur Oskarsdottir PhD
ISBN10-13: 8763542641 : 9788763542647
Illustrations: 154 colour plates & 5 b/w plates
Format: Hardback
Size: 250x195mm
Pages: 248
Weight: 1.120 Kg.
Published: Museum Tusculanum Press (DK) - December   2014
List Price: 37.99 Pounds Sterling
Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock, more expected soon 
Subjects: Anthologies (non-poetry) : Literary studies: classical, early & medieval : Antiques & collectables: books, manuscripts, ephem : Northern Europe, Scandinavia : Old Norse
This volume commemorates the three-hundred-fiftieth anniversary of the birth of the Icelandic scholar and antiquarian Árni Magnússon, who served as secretary of the Royal Archives and professor of Danish antiquities at the University of Copenhagen, in addition to building the most important collection of early Scandinavian manuscripts in existence. The book presents descriptions of sixty-six manuscripts from the collection, one for each year of Magnússon's life, complemented by high-quality color photographs, a comprehensive introduction to Magnússon's life, and a chapter on book production in the medieval period. Published in collaboration with the Arnamagnæan Institute at the Department of Nordic Research, Copenhagen and the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Reykjavík.
About The Author:
M. J. Driscoll, D.Phil. (Oxon), is senior lecturer in Old Norse philology at Copenhagen University and head of the Arnamagnæan Institute. His research interests include manuscript and textual studies, particularly in the area of late pre-modern Icelandic.
Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir, PhD, is Head of the Manuscript Department at the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies in Reykjavík, Iceland
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