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(The Runic chronicle)

ca 1300. Denmark (Sweden). King lists and brief annals in Danish, recorded in runic characters.

This short chronicle, fols. 92-97r in the foliated parchment manuscript commonly titled Codex Runicus (Copenhagen, Arnamagnæanske Samling, AM 28 8°), follows runic versions of the Skånske lov and Skånske kirkelov (Scanian Law and Scanian Ecclesiastical Law), the medieval legal codices of the Danish territory of Skåne in what is now southern Sweden; it may have been written later than the legal texts. The transition period bet…

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Oberlin, Adam, “Runechrøniken”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 17 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001362>
First published online: 2016

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