The library of the genius: The manuscript collection of Rasmus Christian Rask

@inproceedings{Hufnagel2016TheLO,
  title={The library of the genius: The manuscript collection of Rasmus Christian Rask},
  author={Silvia Hufnagel},
  year={2016}
}
  • Silvia Hufnagel
  • Published 2016
  • Art
  • The Arnamagnaean Institute at the University of Copenhagen houses the Old Norse-Icelandic manuscript collection of the famous Danish linguist Rasmus Rask (1787-1832) that comprises 127 post-medieval volumes. The topics covered in the manuscripts reflect Rask’s widespread interests and range from literature to non-fictional works, such as linguistics, history, law and liturgy. It seems that Rask’s large network of friends and acquaintances was of help in his efforts of acquiring manuscripts… CONTINUE READING
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