Great  !!   LN you found more than I did - I'll go back to Googling
----- Original Message -----
From: llama_nom
Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2006 6:56 PM
Subject: [norse_course] Re: Sheep letter?

The "sheep letter" contains laws for sheep farmers which were in force
in the Faroe Islands during the middle ages. I'm not sure if there's
an English tanslation anywhere online, but there are images of the
text as it appears in a 14th century manuscript (the original goes
back to 1298). That's the link Patricia found:

http://commons. wikimedia. org/wiki/ Sheep_Letter

Also available here:

http://laurentius. volumes/Mh_ 15/14.html

Some information in English:

http://www.faroesta a78b24d27844bc4e c0b8bb7cee4034f5
http://www.faroesta e04885015070829f 2b120ab94925df06

I couldn't find an English Wikipedia entry on "sheep letter" (apart
from the manuscript images), but there is a quite detailed German one:

http://de.wikipedia .org/wiki/ Schafsbrief

'seyðarbræfið' gets lots of hits on Google, so there might be some
more detailed information out there. It even came up with something
from the norse_course archives.

Llama Nom

--- In norse_course@ yahoogroups. com, "Fred and Grace Hatton"
<hatton@...> wrote:
> What is the sheep letter about?? Is it online in the original?
> Grace
> Fred and Grace Hatton
> Hawley Pa