AMBROSIUS AND ROSAMUNDA

MS 5054
MS Short Title AMBROSIUS AND  ROSAMUNDA
Text MAGNUSI JÓNSSYN AF LANGUM Á TVI: AMBROSIUS OG ROSAMUNDA, REIMUR (POEM); KVEDNAR AF HALUGA; UPPSKRIFARAR AF BJARNAR BJARNASYNI A KOLLSVIK
Description MS in Icelandic on paper, Kollsvik, Iceland, 1861, 35 ff. (complete), 16x10 cm, single column, (14x9 cm), 19-21 lines in Icelandic cursive script.
Binding Iceland, 1861, quarter calf gilt marbled boards,, sewn on 3 cords.
Provenance 1. Bjarnar Bjarnasyni, Kollsvik (1861); 2. Private collection, Denmark, MS 270 (-2001); 3. Bruun Rasmussens antikvariat, København, Auktion 701, 10.10.2001:441.
Commentary Ambrosius and Rosamunda might be a version of the romance Elis saga ok Rosamunu built on the French poem Elis de St. Gilles, translated by Abbot Robert at the time of King Håkon Håkonson. Rosamund might again derive from The Fair Rosamond (1140-1176), a mistress of Henry II of England, as she was the subject of many legends and stories. The legend that she was poisoned by Queen Eleanor first appears in the French Chronicle of London in the 14th c.
Place of origin Iceland
Dates 1861

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