Gripla 25 (2014). Eds. Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir and Viðar Pálsson. Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Rit 89. 292 pp. ISBN: 978 9979 654 31 5.
This year’s Gripla is, as usual, full of interesting, quality material, containing eight articles and editions in addition to shorter contributions. Eldar Heide discusses ideology and ambiguous situations in Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar. Gunnvör S. Karlsdóttir pieces together the scattered sources about the canonisation of Bishop Guðmundur ‘the good’, and Elizabeth Walgenbach seeks to identify the antiquarian Ole Worm as the owner of a manuscript containing Icelandic annals and other texts. Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir presents a comprehensive analysis of the manuscript AM 152 fol. and its sagas, their themes and ideologies, while Þorgeir Sigurðsson scrutinises several seventeenth-century transcription of Arinbjarnarkviða. This year’s issue of Gripla includes three editions of texts with introductions and commentary: Kirsten Wolf publishes a treatise on the seven deadly sins, Haukur Þorgeirsson publishes Heimsósómi, a poem in skaldic metre about the vices of the world, and a group of young scholars present their edition of the Christmas hymn Hljómi raustin barna best, an Icelandic translation of a Latin hymn to which Hallgrímur Pétursson added numerous stanzas.
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