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Four dissertations on Scandinavian subjects, written in about 1770-1780

MS. Boreal 129
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Made up of four pieces, comprising:

  1. (fol. 2) 'Dissertatio de religione majorum Septentrionis gentium, præsertim cultu Othini [Odin], qvam ... examini subjicit Marcus Magnusen, unacum defendenti Johanne Svenonio ... 1775.'. A probably unique MS., the autograph of the author.
  2. (fol. 6) 'Dissertatio ... de incunabulis & primis augmentis religionis Christianæ in Daniæ regno, qvam ... unacum Johanne Svendsen ... defendet Marcus Magnusen ... 1776.'. A probably unique MS., the autograph of the author.
  3. (fol. 10) On the causes of the present condition of Iceland: beg. 'Mirum sane auditores.' A probably unique MS.
  4. (fol. 14) On the past and present state of Iceland. Owned by Benedict Jacobsson. A probably unique MS.


  • Creation: written in about 1770-1780


18 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Boreal 129

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 20770

A catalogue by Magnusen, dated 1828, is in the Library, and was printed in 1832 with the title 'Catalogus...codicum cliii manuscriptorum Borealium præcipuæ Islandicæ originis, ...autcore... Finno Magnæo, Islando'.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 3/8 × 6 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom