Anonymous, Egils saga einhenda og Ásmundar bersekjabana [The Story of Egil One-Hand and Asmund Berserkers-Slayer]

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Egils saga einhenda ok Ásmundar berserkjabana

[The Saga of Egill the One-Handed and Ásmundr, Slayer of Berserks] is a legendary saga likely composed in Iceland at the beginning of the fourteenth century.

Egils saga einhenda

is preserved in three vellum codices, all dating from the fifteenth century: AM 343a 4to, AM 589e 4to, and AM 577 4to. The first two feature the whole text, while the third one only includes the end of the story. The saga has also survived in several paper manuscripts, which all depend on the aforementioned codices (Simek, “Egils saga einhenda ok Ásmundar berserkjabana”). The first printed edition of the saga was published in Uppsala in 1693 by Petter Salan, who accompanied the Old Icelandic text with translations in Latin and Swedish. Carl Christian Rafn…

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Citation: Maraschi, Andrea. "Egils saga einhenda og Ásmundar bersekjabana". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 May 2023 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=40944, accessed 21 June 2024.]

40944 Egils saga einhenda og Ásmundar bersekjabana 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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