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Maríu saga, the Old Norse-Icelandic life of the Virgin Mary, survives in nineteen manuscripts. In the extant manuscripts Maríu saga rarely exists in the codex by itself. This study restores the saga to its manuscript contexts in order to better understand the meaning of the text within its manuscript matrix, why it was copied in the specific manuscripts it was, and how it was read and used by the different communities that preserved the manuscripts.
Medieval Institute Publications
philology, manuscript culture, hagiography, medieval Iceland, Virgin Mary
European History | History of Christianity | History of Gender | Medieval Studies
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Najork, Daniel. Reading the Old Norse-Icelandic Maríu saga in its Manuscript Contexts. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 2021.