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Poetry from the Kings' Sagas 1
From Mythical Times to c. 1035

D. Whaley (ed.)
2 vol., CCXV+1206 p., 160 x 240 mm, 2012
ISBN: 978-2-503-51896-1
Languages: English, Old Norse
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Volumes 1 and 2 in the SKALD series present the large and important body of skaldic poetry preserved in sagas about the kings of Norway and other Scandinavian rulers.

Volumes 1 and 2 in the SKALD series present the large and important body of skaldic poetry preserved in sagas about the kings of Norway and other Scandinavian rulers.

Vol. 1 is dedicated mainly to court poetry in praise of rulers from the legendary Yngling kings to Óláfr Haraldsson (St. Olav) and Knútr Sveinsson (Cnut the Great). Alongside formal commemoration of raids and battles there are dialogues with valkyries, lively travelogue, accounts of miracles, and freestanding stanzas capturing frustrated love and moments of humour.

This volume also contains the General Introduction to the series.

Table of Contents

General Introduction — MARGARET CLUNIES ROSS, KARI ELLEN GADE, GUÐRÚN NORDAL, EDITH MAROLD, DIANA WHALEY and TARRIN WILLS
Defining and characterising the corpus
Character and objectives of the present edition
Questions of textual reconstruction
The metres of skaldic poetry
The diction of skaldic poetry
Poetry and society: The circumstances of skaldic production

Volume Editor’s Preface and Acknowledgements

Introduction to Volume I
Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages — a new edition
The poetry in this volume
Sources for skaldic poetry cited in the kings’ sagas
Biographies
Metres and poetic diction
How to use this edition

Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: The Corpus

PART 1

Poetry by Named Skalds to c. 1035

Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (Þjóð) — EDITH MAROLD
·         Ynglingatal (Þjóð Yt) — edited by EDITH MAROLD
·         Poem about Haraldr hárfagri (Þjóð Har) — edited by R. D. FULK
·         Lausavísur (Þjóð Lv) — edited by R. D. FULK

Haraldr hárfagri Hálfdanarson (Hhárf) — RUSSELL POOLE
·         Snæfríðardrápa (Hhárf Snædr) — edited by RUSSELL POOLE
·         Lausavísa (Hhárf Lv) — edited by R. D. FULK

Þorbjǫrn hornklofi (Þhorn) — EDITH MAROLD
·         Glymdrápa (Þhorn Gldr) — edited by EDITH MAROLD
·         Haraldskvæði (Hrafnsmál) (Þhorn Harkv) — edited by R. D. FULK
·         Lausavísa (Þhorn Lv) — edited by MARGARET CLUNIES ROSS

Auðunn illskælda (Auðunn) — edited by MARGARET CLUNIES ROSS
·         Lausavísa (Auðunn Lv)

Ǫlvir hnúfa (Ǫlv) — edited by MARGARET CLUNIES ROSS
·         Lausavísa (Ǫlv Lv)

Torf-Einarr Rǫgnvaldsson (TorfE) — edited by RUSSELL POOLE
·         Lausavísur (TorfE Lv)

Hildr Hrólfsdóttir nefju (Hildr) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
·         Lausavísa (Hildr Lv)

Vitgeirr seiðmaðr (Vitg) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
·         Lausavísa (Vitg Lv)

Jórunn skáldmær (Jór) — edited by JUDITH JESCH
·         Sendibítr (Jór Send)

Gunnhildr konungamóðir (Gunnh) — edited by R. D. FULK
·         Lausavísa (Gunnh Lv)

Hákon inn góði Haraldsson (Hákg) — edited by R. D. FULK
·         Lausavísa (Hákg Lv)

Guthormr sindri (Gsind) — edited by RUSSELL POOLE
·         Hákonardrápa (Gsind Hákdr)

Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson (Eyv) — R. D. FULK
·         Hákonarmál (Eyv Hák) — edited by R. D. FULK
·         Háleygjatal (Eyv Hál) — edited by RUSSELL POOLE
·         Lausavísur (Eyv Lv) — edited by RUSSELL POOLE

Þórðr Særeksson (Sjáreksson) (ÞSjár) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
·         Þórálfs drápa Skólmssonar (ÞSjár Þórdr)
·         Flokkr about Kloeingr Brúsason (ÞSjár Kloeingr)
·         Róðudrápa (ÞSjár Róðdr)

Glúmr Geirason (Glúmr) — DIANA WHALEY
·         Gráfeldardrápa (Glúmr Gráf) — edited by ALISON FINLAY
·         Lausavísa (Glúmr Lv) — edited by DIANA WHALEY

Þorkell klyppr Þórðarson (Þklypp) — edited by R. D. FULK
·         Lausavísa (Þklypp Lv)

Þorvaldr Hjaltason (ÞHjalt) — edited by DIANA WHALEY
·         Lausavísur (ÞHjalt Lv)

Eyjólfr Valgerðarson (EValg) — edited by DIANA WHALEY
·         Lausavísa (EValg Lv)

Einarr skálaglamm Helgason (Eskál) — EDITH MAROLD
·         Hákonardrápa (Eskál Hákdr) — edited by EDITH MAROLD
·         Vellekla (Eskál Vell) — edited by EDITH MAROLD
·         Lausavísur (Eskál Lv) — edited by MARGARET CLUNIES ROSS

Tindr Hallkelsson (Tindr) — edited by RUSSELL POOLE
·         Hákonardrápa (Tindr Hákdr)

Þorleifr skúma Þorkelsson (Þskúm) — edited by DIANA WHALEY
·         Lausavísa (Þskúm Lv)

Vígfúss Víga-Glúmsson (Vígf) — edited by DIANA WHALEY
·         Poem about Hákon jarl(?) (Vígf Hák)
·         Lausavísa (Vígf Lv)

Vagn Ákason (Vagn) — edited by MATTHEW TOWNEND
·         Lausavísa (Vagn Lv)

Þorleifr jarlsskáld Rauðfeldarson (Þjsk) — edited by KATE HESLOP
·         Poem about Hákon (Þjsk Hák)
·         Jarlsníð (Þjsk Jarl)
·         Drápa about Sveinn tjúguskegg (Þjsk Sveindr)
·         Lausavísur (Þjsk Lv)

Sveinn tjúguskegg Haraldsson (Svtjúg) — edited by MATTHEW TOWNEND
·         Lausavísa (Svtjúg Lv)

Hallbjǫrn hali (Hhal) — edited by KATE HESLOP
·         Lausavísa (Hhal Lv)

Óláfr Tryggvason (ÓTr) — edited by DIANA WHALEY
·         Lausavísa (ÓTr Lv)

Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson (Hfr) — DIANA WHALEY
·         Óláfsdrápa (Hfr Óldr) — edited by DIANA WHALEY
·         Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar (Hfr ErfÓl) — edited by KATE HESLOP

Bárðr á Upplǫndum (Bárðr) — edited by KATE HESLOP
·         Lausavísa (Bárðr Lv)

Þórarinn (Þór) — edited by KATE HESLOP
·         Lausavísa (Þór Lv)

Stefnir Þorgilsson (Stefnir) — edited by DIANA WHALEY
·         Lausavísur (Stefnir Lv)

Einarr þambarskelfir Eindriðason (Eþsk) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
·         Couplet (Eþsk Couplet)

Eyjólfr dáðaskáld (Edáð) — edited by RUSSELL POOLE
·         Bandadrápa (Edáð Banddr)

Halldórr ókristni (Hókr) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
·         Eiríksflokkr (Hókr Eirfl)

Þórðr Kolbeinsson (ÞKolb) — edited by JAYNE CARROLL
·         Eiríksdrápa (ÞKolb Eirdr)

PART 2

Óláfr inn helgi Haraldsson (Ólhelg) — edited by RUSSELL POOLE
·         Lausavísur (Ólhelg Lv)

Sigvatr Þórðarson (Sigv) — JUDITH JESCH
·         Víkingarvísur (Sigv Víkv) — edited by JUDITH JESCH
·         Nesjavísur (Sigv Nesv) — edited by RUSSELL POOLE
·         Austrfararvísur (Sigv Austv) — edited by R. D. FULK
·         Óláfsdrápa (Sigv Óldr) — edited by JUDITH JESCH
·         Vestrfararvísur (Sigv Vestv) — edited by JUDITH JESCH
·         Poem about Erlingr Skjálgsson (Sigv Erl) — edited by JUDITH JESCH
·         Flokkr about Erlingr Skjálgsson (Sigv Erlfl) — edited by JUDITH JESCH
·         Tryggvaflokkr (Sigv Tryggfl) — edited by JUDITH JESCH
·         Poem about Queen Ástríðr (Sigv Ást) — edited by JUDITH JESCH
·         Knútsdrápa (Sigv Knútdr) — edited by MATTHEW TOWNEND
·         Erfidrápa Óláfs helga (Sigv ErfÓl) — edited by JUDITH JESCH
·         Lausavísur (Sigv Lv) — edited by R. D. FULK

Óttarr svarti (Ótt) — MATTHEW TOWNEND
·         Hǫfuðlausn (Ótt Hfl) — edited by MATTHEW TOWNEND
·         Knútsdrápa (Ótt Knútdr) — edited by MATTHEW TOWNEND
·         Lausavísur (Ótt Lv) — edited by MATTHEW TOWNEND and R. D. FULK

Bersi Skáld-Torfuson (Bersi) — edited by DIANA WHALEY
·         Flokkr about Óláfr helgi (Bersi Ólfl)
·         Lausavísa (Bersi Lv)

Halldórr Rannveigarson (HalldR) — edited by DIANA WHALEY
·         Lausavísa (HalldR Lv)

Brynjólfr úlfaldi (Brúlf) — edited by DIANA WHALEY
·         Lausavísa (Brúlf Lv)

Finnr Árnason — See Anon (Vǫlsa)

Þrándr í Gǫtu (Þrándr) — edited by DIANA WHALEY
·         Kredda (Þrándr Kredda)

Einarr þveræingr Eyjólfsson (Eþver) — edited by DIANA WHALEY
·         Lausavísa (Eþver Lv)

Eindriði Einarsson (Eindr) — edited by DIANA WHALEY
·         Lausavísa (Eindr Lv)

Hárekr í Þjóttu (Hár) — edited by DIANA WHALEY
·         Lausavísur (Hár Lv)

Jǫkull Bárðarson (Jǫk) — edited by DIANA WHALEY
·         Lausavísur (Jǫk Lv)

Gizurr svarti (gullbrárskáld) (Gizsv) — edited by DIANA WHALEY
·         Lausavísa (Gizsv Lv)

Þormóðr Kolbrúnarskáld (Þorm) — edited by R. D. FULK
·         Lausavísur (Þorm Lv)

Þorfinnr munnr (Þorf) — edited by DIANA WHALEY
·         Lausavísur (Þorf Lv)

Þórarinn loftunga (Þloft) — edited by MATTHEW TOWNEND
·         Hǫfuðlausn (Þloft Hfl)
·         Tøgdrápa (Þloft Tøgdr)
·         Glælognskviða (Þloft Glækv)

Bjarni gullbrárskáld Hallbjarnarson (BjHall) — edited by ALISON FINLAY
·         Kálfsflokkr (BjHall Kálffl)

Oddr Snorrason (OSnorr) — edited by DIANA WHALEY
·         Lausavísa (OSnorr Lv)

Hallar-Steinn (HSt) — ROLF STAVNEM
·         Rekstefja (HSt Rst) — edited by ROLF STAVNEM
·         Fragment (HSt Frag) — edited by DIANA WHALEY

Þorkell Gíslason (ÞGísl) — edited by EMILY LETHBRIDGE and DIANA WHALEY
·         Búadrápa (ÞGísl Búdr)

Bjarni byskup Kolbeinsson (Bjbp) — edited by EMILY LETHBRIDGE
·         Jómsvíkingadrápa (Bjbp Jóms)

Anonymous Poetry

Anonymous Poems
Oddmjór (Anon Oddm) — edited by R. D. FULK
Eiríksmál (Anon Eirm) — edited by R. D. FULK
Liðsmannaflokkr (Anon Liðs) — edited by RUSSELL POOLE
Flokkr about Sveinn Álfífuson (Anon Sveinfl) — edited by DIANA WHALEY
Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar (Anon Óldr) — edited by KATE HESLOP
Poem about Óláfr Tryggvason (Anon Ól) — edited by KATE HESLOP

Anonymous Lausavísur
Lausavísa from Haralds saga hárfagra in Heimskringla (Anon (Hhárf)) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Lausavísa from Ágrip af Nóregskonunga sǫgum (Anon (Ágr)) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Lausavísa from Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar in Heimskringla (Anon (ÓTHkr)) — edited by DIANA WHALEY
Lausavísur from Styrbjarnar þáttr Svíakappa (Anon (Styrb)) — edited by MATTHEW TOWNEND
Lausavísa from Fagrskinna (Anon (Fsk)) — edited by MATTHEW TOWNEND
Lausavísur from Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar in mesta (Anon (ÓT)) — edited by KATE HESLOP and DIANA WHALEY
Lausavísa from Óláfs saga helga (Anon (ÓH)) — edited by DIANA WHALEY
Lausavísur from Vǫlsa þáttr (Anon (Vǫlsa)) — edited by WILHELM HEIZMANN

Bibliography — edited by HANNAH BURROWS

Index of First Lines

Indices of Names and Terms

Interest Classification:
Medieval & Modern (Indo-European) Languages & Literatures
Germanic langs & lits (other than English)
North Germanic/Scandinavian languages & literatures
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)
Medieval European history (400-1500) : local & regional history
Scandinavian & Baltic lands
Medieval History (400-1500) : subperiods
Central Middle Ages (c.900 -1250)

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