Stories for all time: The Icelandic fornaldarsögur


General description: Stories for all time is a research project based at the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nordic research (Nordisk Forskningsinstitut). Its principle aim is to survey the entire transmission history of the Fornaldarsögur Norðurlanda (generally known in English as 'mythical-heroic' or 'legendary' sagas), some 35 late medieval Icelandic prose narratives dealing with the early history of mainland Scandinavia, before the unification of Norway under Haraldr hárfagri and the settlement of Iceland in the late 9th century. The project's chief deliverable is an electronic catalogue of all the manuscripts in which fornaldarsaga texts are found, containing information on their format and layout, the other texts they preserve and when, where and by and/or for whom they were written. Ancillary to this is a fully searchable bibliography of editions, translations and secondary material pertaining to the fornaldarsögur. Both are regularly updated and available on the present website.

Implementation description: Electronic transcriptions, manuscript descriptions and bibliography of the Icelandic "fornaldarsögur".

Copyright information: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Contact:

Matthew James Driscoll
Nordisk Forskningsinstitut
27, Bygning: 27.2.44
2300 København S
Danmark
Telephone: +45 35 32 84 71
Fax: +45 35 32 84 68
Email: mjd@hum.ku.dk


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