Flateyjarbók

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Flateyjarbók is an important medieval Icelandic manuscript.wikipedia
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Olaf Tryggvason

Olaf I of NorwayOlav TryggvasonÓláfr Tryggvason
It contains mostly sagas of the Norse kings as found in the Heimskringla, specifically the sagas about Olaf Tryggvason, St. Olaf, Sverre, Hákon the Old, Magnus the Good, and Harald Hardrada.
The most detailed account is named Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar en mesta ("Greatest Saga of Óláfr Tryggvason") and is recorded in the Flateyjarbók, and in the early 15th-century Bergsbók.

Hyndluljóð

Lay of HyndlaHyndlaHyndluljód
Additionally, the manuscript contains the only copy of the eddic poem Hyndluljóð, a unique set of annals from creation to 1394, and many short tales not otherwise preserved such as Nornagests þáttr ("the Story of Norna Gest").
It is preserved in its entirety only in Flateyjarbók but some stanzas are also quoted in the Prose Edda where they are said to come from Völuspá hin skamma.

Harald Hardrada

Harald HardrådeHarald III of NorwayHarald III
It contains mostly sagas of the Norse kings as found in the Heimskringla, specifically the sagas about Olaf Tryggvason, St. Olaf, Sverre, Hákon the Old, Magnus the Good, and Harald Hardrada.
Although the Flateyjarbók maintains that Harald at first sought to keep his royal identity a secret, most sources agree that Harald and his men's reputation was well known in the east at the time.

Saga of the Greenlanders

Grœnlendinga sagaGreenland sagaGrænlendinga saga
Especially important is the Grœnlendinga saga ("History of the Greenlanders"), giving an account of the Vinland colony with some differences from the account contained in Eiríks saga rauða ("History of Eirík the Red").
The saga is preserved in the late 14th Century Flateyjarbók manuscript and is believed to have been first written sometime in the 13th Century regarding events between around 970 to 1030.

Færeyinga saga

Faeringa Saga
Here also are preserved the only Icelandic versions of the Orkneyinga saga ("History of the Orkney Islanders") and Færeyinga saga ("History of the Faroe Islanders").
The author is unknown and the original manuscript is lost to history, but passages of the original manuscript have been copied in other sagas, especially in three manuscripts: Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar en mesta, Flateyjarbók, and a manuscript registered as AM 62 fol.

Hversu Noregr byggðist

Hversu Noregr byggdistFundinn NoregrÆttartölur
Hversu Noregr byggðist is an account of the origin of various legendary Norwegian lineages, which survives only in the Flateyjarbók.

Sörla þáttr

Sorlaþattr
Sörla þáttr eða Heðins saga ok Högna is a short narrative from the extended version Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar en mesta found in the Flateyjarbók manuscript, which was written and compiled by two Christian priests, Jon Thordson and Magnus Thorhalson, in the late 14th century.

Orkneyinga saga

OrkneyingaOrkneyinga þáttrOrkneying saga
Here also are preserved the only Icelandic versions of the Orkneyinga saga ("History of the Orkney Islanders") and Færeyinga saga ("History of the Faroe Islanders").
The oldest complete text is found in the late 14th century Flateyjarbók but the first translation into English did not appear until 1873.

Heimskringla

Hákonar saga góðaKing Harald's SagaOlav Tryggvasson's Saga
It contains mostly sagas of the Norse kings as found in the Heimskringla, specifically the sagas about Olaf Tryggvason, St. Olaf, Sverre, Hákon the Old, Magnus the Good, and Harald Hardrada.
Flateyjarbók, from the end of the fourteenth century, is the most extreme example of expansion, interweaving Snorri's text with many þættir and other whole sagas, prominently Orkneyinga saga, Færeyinga saga, and Fóstbrœðra saga.

Rímur

rímaRimurrimur songs
Óláfs ríma Haraldssonar, preserved in Flateyjarbók, is the ríma attested in the oldest manuscript and is sometimes considered the oldest ríma; the earliest large collection of rímur is in Kollsbók, dated by Ólafur Halldórsson to 1480–90.

Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar

Saga of Olaf Tryggvasonextended Saga of Olaf TryggvasonSaga of King Óláfr Tryggvason
Latin versions were written by Oddr Snorrason, and by Gunnlaugr Leifsson; both are now lost, but are thought to survive in Norse transcriptions including that recorded by Snorri Sturluson in Heimskringla; the most detailed version is Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar en mesta [The Greatest Saga of Óláfr Tryggvason], found in the Flateyjarbók, Bergsbók, and other manuscripts.

Ólafs ríma Haraldssonar

The work is preserved in Iceland's Flateyjarbók, from around 1390, and was probably composed a couple of decades earlier.

Helga þáttr Þórissonar

Helgi Thorisson
Helga þáttr Þórissonar is a þáttr or short legendary saga found within the Saga of Ólaf Tryggvason in the Flateyjarbók.

Brynjólfur Sveinsson

Bishop BrynjulfBrynjolfur
The manuscript first received special attention by the learned in 1651 when Bishop Brynjólfur Sveinsson of Skálholt, with the permission of King Frederick III of Denmark, requested all folk of Iceland who owned old manuscripts to turn them over to the Danish king, providing either the original or a copy, either as a gift or for a price.
Among the most monumental of the Icelandic manuscripts thus collected is the Flateyjarbók, which was secured only after a personal visit to the owner from Brynjólfur.

The Tale of Thorstein Shiver

Þorsteins þáttr skelks
The þáttur is contained in the Flateyjarbók.

Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies

Stofnun Árna MagnússonarIcelandic Language CommitteeStofnun Arna Magnussonar
They are preserved and studied by the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies.

Eymundar þáttr hrings

Eymund's sagaEymundEymundar þáttr
One of them appears as Eymundar þáttr hrings in the Flatey Book and the other one is an introductory chapter in Yngvars saga víðförla.

Þiðranda þáttr ok Þórhalls

Þiðranda þáttr ok Þórhalls ("the story of Þiðrandi and Þórhall") or Þiðranda þáttr Síðu-Hallssonar ("the story of Þiðrandi, son of Hall of Sida") is a short tale (or þáttr) preserved within the Saga of Olaf Tryggvason in Flateyjarbók.

Þáttr Ólafs Geirstaða Alfs

Ólafs þáttr Geirstaðaálfs
It is preserved in Flateyjarbók, a saga collection that was written at the end of the 14th century.

Breiðafjörður

HvammsfjörðurBreiðafjorders
Jon Finnsson, who resided on Flatey ('Flat Island') in the fjord of Breiðafjörður on the northwest coast of Iceland, was then the owner of the book which was already known as the Flateyjarbók.
The most extensive medieval manuscript, the Flateyjarbók was written there.

Flatey, Breiðafjörður

Flatey
Jon Finnsson, who resided on Flatey ('Flat Island') in the fjord of Breiðafjörður on the northwest coast of Iceland, was then the owner of the book which was already known as the Flateyjarbók.
This library was once home to the Flatey Book, the largest of medieval Icelandic manuscripts.

Nóregs konungatal

Composed around 1190, the poem is preserved in the 14th-century Flateyjarbók manuscript.

Hróa þáttr heimska

It is preserved in two versions of which one (HróFlat) is found in Flatey Book (GKS 1005 fol 344-348, ca 1387-1395) and the second one (Hró AM 557 4°) in the Skálholtsbók (AM 557 4° 41r-42v, ca 1420-1450) in Copenhagen.

Völsa þáttr

Vǫlsi
"Vǫlsa þáttr" is a short story which is only extant in the Flateyjarbók codex, where it is found in a chapter of Óláfs saga helga.

Styrbjarnar þáttr Svíakappa

Styrbjarnar þáttr Svíakappa (The Tale of Styrbjörn the Swedish Champion) is a short story, a þáttr on the Swedish claimant and Jomsviking Styrbjörn the Strong preserved in the Flatey Book (GKS 1005 fol 342-344, ca 1387-1395).