Saga heilagrar Önnu

Saga heilagra Önnu is a translation of the Low German version of the Legend of St  Anne, Sunte Annen lefend und all oeres geschlechtes, a text printed by Hans Dorn in Braunschweig in 1507 and commonly referred to as the St. Annen Buchlein. The Icelandic text suvives fragmentarily in to manuscripts, dated to 1550-1575 and 1600-1650 respectively. The translation was in all likehood made sometime in the first half of the sixteenth century, possibly at the episcopal seat Hólar.

This edition includes the text of both surviving manuscripts with the corresponding Low German text on  facing pages. The introduction contains a full palaeographic and orthographic description of the manuscripts, as well as a discussion of the cult of St Anne and its transmission in Iceland.

Kirsten Wolf is Professor of Scandinavian languages at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her edition of Gyðinga saga was published by Stofnun Árna Magnússonar in 1995.