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University of Oxford
Bodleian Library

Title: Bodleian Library Icelandic Studies Materials

Description: The Bodleian holds over 1000 printed book titles relating to Icelandic studies, of which 350-400 date from before 1920.

Concepts: Old Norse language ; Old Norse literature ; Sagas ; Icelandic language ; Icelandic literature ; Iceland - Description and travel ; Iceland - History ; Bible - Versions, Icelandic.

Strength: Early printed books include Icelandic Bibles from the 16th and 17th centuries. From the later 18th century onwards there is good coverage of books in English on voyages to, and travel in, Iceland, and from the mid-19th century works in Icelandic, English and other European languages on Icelandic language and literature (especially the sagas) are extensively represented. Scholarly series from Iceland, Denmark and the US are present.

Accumulation date range: Occasional from 17th century; systematically from the 1960s.

Contents date range: 1584-

Catalogue: All titles are included in OLIS, the Oxford Libraries Information System.

Accrual status: Current UK publications in the field are received through legal deposit; ongoing selective acquisition of scholarly editions and research literature from Iceland and Scandinavia.

Access control: Opening hours and admissions information can be found on the Bodleian Library home page.

Location: Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG.

Contact: Admissions Office, Tel: +44 (0) 1865 277180, Email:


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