Female Legendary from Iceland

Kirkjubaejarbok - AM 429 12mo in The Arnamagnaean Collection, Copenhagen

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Female Legendary from Iceland

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This title includes a book and a CD-ROM. The manuscript "AM 429 12mo" was written c. 1500 for the use of the nuns at the Benedictine monastery Kirkjubor in southern Iceland, from which it derives its name, "Kirkjubojarbok". The book was probably made in the nearby Augustine monastery, Tykkvibor. It comprises ten texts that were translations of Latin legends based on female saints, relating their terrible suffering and later martyrdom. The majority of the female saints were among the most venerated in Iceland. The manuscript is beautifully illustrated, making it unique in an Icelandic context, which may explain why it survived the Reformation. The text is reproduced in a diplomatic version, which on the CD-ROM is accompanied by a normalised version as well as the Latin texts.

Female Legendary from Iceland was published by Museum Tusculanum Press in February 2012. The ISBN for Female Legendary from Iceland is 9788763531634.

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Details for Female Legendary from Iceland

Page last updated 17th December 2016
Book FormatMixed media product
Items in PackContains
PublisherMuseum Tusculanum Press (February 2012)
Additional InformationContains Book and CD-ROM
Number of Pages147
Thickness13 mm
Height210 mm
Width270 mm
Product Code4032821
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