Diplomatarium Norvegicum

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Diplomatarium Norvegicum is a series of books containing the texts of documents and letters from Norway older than 1590, verbatim and in the original language. The series consists of 22 volumes, containing the texts of approximately 20,000 documents.

The first volume was published in 1848, and the work of transcribing the sources continued for over a hundred years, until 1972. The oldest document is from approximately 1050, but the great mass of documents are from after 1300. The language in most letters is Old Norse, Middle Norwegian, or Danish. Some letters, particularly connected with the Church or international correspondence, are in Latin. Diplomatarium Norvegicum (commonly abbreviated DN) is an indispensable source for historians of Norwegian medieval history from approximately 1300. The series has also been published as a searchable database on the internet.

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