Author: Sanders, Christopher, ed
Language: English/ Icelandic
Year Published: 2001
No. of pages: 399
Size: 9”x 6”
Here is a medieval prose romance translated from the late 12th century Anglo-Norman epic poem Doeve de Haumtone. The earliest manuscript witness of this saga is a fragment from the middle of the 14th century; the two main medieval manuscripts are dated at c. 1400 and c. 1470. Only manuscripts copied in Iceland have survived, but there is as yet no conclusive evidence as to whether the translation was made in Icleand or Norway, nor is there any strong evidence that could help in narrowing down a date. A separate and significantly different version of the saga was contained in a medieval manuscript that perished in a fire in Stockholm. A paper manuscript of this text fortunately survive and is transcribed in this edition. All the Icelandic texts are presented synoptically on facing pages.