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Arngrímur Jónsson and his works by Jakob Benediktsson

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Published by Ejnar Munksgaard in Copenhagen .
Written in English



  • Iceland


  • Arngrímur Jónsson, 1568-1648.,
  • Historians -- Iceland -- Biography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. xi-xv.

StatementJakob Benediktsson.
LC ClassificationsDL335.7.A76 J35 1957
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 146 p., [1] leaf of plates :
Number of Pages146
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2883694M
LC Control Number84107327

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  Works by this author published before January 1, are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas. In his historical writings Arngrímur had access to texts no longer extant, most importantly a large fragment of Skjöldunga saga which was later lost completely. His works on legendary Danish and Swedish kings are the most important evidence for the contents of the lost saga. He is pictured on the now obsolete Icelandic 10 krónur : 27 June , Melstaður, Vestur-Húnavatnssýsla. 1 The best survey of Arngrímur’s life and works is Jakob Benediktsson’s Introduction to his edition of the Latin works (Jakob Benediktsson ). 2 Arngrímur’s polemics, in his Brevis Commentarius de Islandia (Hafniæ ), against a poem on Iceland by Gories Peerse, a captain on the trading route between Hamburg andFile Size: KB. Arngrimur Jonsson, also called Arngrimur Jonsson Vidalin, byname Arngrimur The Learned, (born , Vididalur, Iceland--died , Holar), scholar and historian who brought the treasures of Icelandic literature to the attention of Danish and Swedish scholars.

Iceland, received his education, met and exchanged information with Danish historians, and acquired the examples and the knowledge needed to engage in contemporary historiography. His historical writings would pave the way for Icelandic generations to come. His first work, Brevis Commentarius de Islandia, was a response to a Ger -. The engraving on banknote is made after this lithography of Arngrímur Jónsson the Learned, published in his book, issued in XVII century. Arngrímur Jónsson the Learned (Icelandic: Arngrímur Jónsson hinn lærði; – J ) was an Icelandic scholar and an apologist. His father was Jón Jónsson, who died in   Arngrímur Jónsson hinn lærð (the Learned), ,  was an Icelandic priest and scholar.  In he published  Brevis commentarius de Islandia, in which he wrote a defensive response to the widespread negative descriptions of Iceland in contemporary accounts by foreigners. Arngrímur Jónsson lærði ( – júní ) var prestur og fræðimaður á Mel í Miðfirði og Hólum í er einkum frægur fyrir rit sitt um Ísland, Crymogæa. Arngrímur fæddist á Auðunarstöðum í Víðidal, sonur Jóns Jónssonar bónda þar og Ingibjargar Loftsdóttur, en flutti ungur til frænda síns, Guðbrands Þorlákssonar biskups á Hólum.Búseta: Melstaður.

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