Stories for all time – University of Copenhagen

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“Stories for all time” was a three-year research project on Icelandic fornaldarsögur, known in English as Legendary or Mythical-heroic sagas. The aim of the project that was running until 2015, was to investigate the transmission of the texts from the Middle Ages onwards, mapping their production, dissemination and reception in relation to broader historical, social and cultural processes.

The project provided electronic descriptions of all manuscripts containing fornaldarsögur. Selected manuscripts were also transcribed and are available in the form of a digital edition. Finally, as part of the project a bibliography of manuscripts, editions, translations and secondary literature on fornaldarsögur has been compiled.