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Eyrbyggja saga is one of the more important Íslendingasögur, telling the story of the people of the area comprising Þórsnes, Eyri and Álptafjörður in the northern part of Snæfellsnes. Loosely constructed, the saga deals principally with disputes which in one way or another involve Snorri goði. The saga is thought to have been composed in the mid-13th century.
The edition contains diplomatic transcriptions of the saga in the four vellum fragments, while the M readings are given in an apparatus to a ‘Vatnshyrna-type' text, which is printed alongside the M text.