History of Iceland: Primary Documents

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This mourning poem is for the son of the Viking, Rollo.
It serves as "an excellent laboratory in medieval philology".
(943; Latin facsimiles and variant text transcriptions with English and German translations)

Originally written in Old Norse by the poet and historian Snorri Sturluson.
(850-1177, written ca. 1225; English translation)

Icelandic chronicles and sagas from the beginnings.
(Up through 1578; transcriptions and commentary)

See especially those sagas marked with an Icelandic flag.
(Old Norse transcriptions)
Provided by Berkeley's Online Medieval & Classical Library.
Scroll to "Icelandic Old Norse" for saga texts.
(English translations)
Provided by the Perseus Collection.
Particularly strong in Old Norse sagas.
Note: Diacritics on the main page are illegible.
(9th to 13th centuries; Old Norse transcriptions)
Digitized by the Danish Royal Library.
(1760; facsimiles)

The Constitution of Iceland.
(17 June 1944 with updates through 2002; Icelandic original).
(17 June 1944 with updates through 1999; English translation)

Statutes, criminal and civil codes, and other legal materials.
A portal of the BYU Law School.
Library of Congress guide to constitutional, legal, and government documents.

Manifestations of Europe in archival documents.
See especially documents under Reykjavik.
(Facsimiles and English summaries)

Materials on the culture, government and history of Iceland.
Includes summary statistics 1703-1890, among other things.
(Facsimiles and transcriptions)

Includes primary and secondary documents, provided by Don Mabry.
(Transcriptions, facsimiles and commentaries, mostly in English)

All maps held by the National and University Library of Iceland.
(1544-1944; facsimiles)

Maps of the North Atlantic from "Vinland" to Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Denmark.
Digitized by the Danish Royal Library.
(1570; facsimiles)

A History of Nordic Travel.
(16th to 20th centuries; facsimiles, transcriptions, maps)

List of digitized newspapers in Icelandic and Danish.
(1696-2002; Icelandic facsimiles)
Digitized newspaper facsimiles.
(2 November 1913 to 31 October 2011; Icelandic facsimiles)

Also contains a collection of coats of arms for other European countries and principalities.
(Facsimiles)

EuroDocs > History of Iceland: Primary Documents



EuroDocs Creator: Richard Hacken, European Studies Bibliographer,
Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA.
Feel free to get in touch: Hacken @ byu.edu