Session306
TitleThe Reception and Use of Medieval Icelandic Texts after the Reformation, II
Date/TimeMonday 3 July 2017: 16.30-18.00
 
OrganiserSheryl McDonald Werronen, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
 
Moderator/ChairMatthew Driscoll, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
 
Paper 306-a Árni Magnússon's Rearrangement of Parchment Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Beeke Stegmann, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Index Terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography; Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 306-b Early Modern Patronage and the Preservation of Medieval Texts
(Language: English)
Sheryl McDonald Werronen, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Manuscripts and Palaeography; Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 306-c Reconstructing the Old Norse Saga of Hamlet (and then Selling it Back to the Danes): Ambales saga as a 17th-Century Forgery
(Language: English)
Philip Lavender, Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion, Göteborgs universitet
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Manuscripts and Palaeography; Medievalism and Antiquarianism
 
AbstractWhile still not as well-studied as it deserves or as other fields within Old Norse-Icelandic studies, an increasing amount of research is being done within the field of post-medieval manuscript production and scribal practise. These two complementary sessions will highlight some of the current projects based at the Arnamagnæan Institute in Copenhagen and further afield, with a particular focus on the 17th and 18th centuries, when medieval texts and old manuscripts were both actively sought out and copied anew by the elites in Iceland and Scandinavia.