Декабрь 20th, 2009

«The Runologia or Rúnareiðsla of Jón Ólafsson from Grunnavík»

runologia «The Runologia or Rúnareiðsla of Jón Ólafsson from Grunnavík»

The book «Rúnologíja Joúna Oúlafs-sona íz Grjúnna-víka: Íslandskíje traktaty XVII veka» («The Runologia or Rúnareiðsla of Jón Ólafsson from Grunnavík») (2005), which consists of L. Korablev’s compilation of translated and commented chapters from AM 413 fol. «Runologia» by Jón Ólafsson úr Grunnavík (pp. 42-84, 87, 92-125, 135-140, 157-158); from AM 687d 4to (Icel. Rune poem: pp. 85-86, 126-133); from Nks. 1867 4to «Ristíngar» by Jón Guðmundsson lærði (pp. 161-171); from Papp. fol. nr. 38 «Samtak um rúnir» by Björn Jónsson á Skarðsá (pp. 178-187); from Papp. fol. nr. 64 «Um rúnakonstina» by Jón Eggertsson (pp. 189-195); plus analysis of bandrúnir system and appended some runic inscriptions.

The book itself (i.e. «Runologia…») mainly tells readers about Iceland of the 17-18th centures, Icelandic book Renaissance and Icelanders who made it: Magnús Ólafsson í Laufási, Arngrímur lærði, Björn á Skarðsá, Jón lærði, Brynjólfur Sveinsson, Jón Eggertsson, Árni Magnússon and others.

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