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Poetry from the Kings' Sagas 2
From c. 1035 to c. 1300

K. E. Gade (ed.)
2 vol., CVI+916 p., 160 x 240 mm, 2009
ISBN: 978-2-503-51897-8
Languages: English
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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.

Vol. 2 contains poetry composed during the period c. 1035-1300, from the beginning of the reign of Magnús Óláfsson (d. 1047) to the reign of Magnús Hákonarson (d. 1280). The poetry commemorates events that took place on Scandinavian soil and on the Continent, as well as in England, Ireland, Scotland, the Orkneys, Russia, Africa, and Byzantium.

Table of Contents

Poetry by Named Skalds (continued) c.1105-1300

Sigurðr jórsalafari Magnússon (Sjórs) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Lausavísur (Sjórs Lv)

Gullásu-Þórðr (GullásÞ) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Víðkunnsdrápa (GullásÞ Víðdr)
Lausavísa (GullásÞ Lv)

Þórarinn stuttfeldr (Þstf ) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Stuttfeldardrápa (Þstf Stuttdr)
Lausavísur (Þstf Lv)

Halldórr skvaldri (Hskv) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Útfararkviða (Hskv Útkv)
Útfarardrápa (Hskv Útdr)
Haraldsdrápa (Hskv Hardr)

Ingimarr af Aski Sveinsson (Ingimarr) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Lausavísa (Ingimarr Lv)

Sigurðr slembidjákn Magnússon (Slembir) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Lausavísa (Slembir Lv)

Ívarr Ingimundarson (Ív) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Sigurðarbálkr (Ív Sig)

Kolli inn prúði (Kolli) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Ingadrápa (Kolli Ingdr)

B!ðvarr balti (Balti) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Sigurðardrápa (Balti Sigdr)

Einarr Skúlason (ESk) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Sigurðardrápa I (ESk Sigdr I)
Haraldsdrápa I (ESk Hardr I)
Haraldsdrápa II (ESk Hardr II)
Haraldssonakvæði (?) (ESk Harsonkv)
Sigurðardrápa II (ESk Sigdr II)
Runhenda (ESk Run)
Eysteinsdrápa (ESk Eystdr)
Ingadrápa (ESk Ingdr)
Elfarvísur (ESk Elfv)
Lausavísur (ESk Lv)

R!gnvaldr jarl Kali Kolsson (Rv) — edited by JUDITH JESCH
Lausavísur (Rv Lv)

Hallr Þórarinsson breiðmaga (Hbreiðm) — edited by JUDITH JESCH
Lausavísa (Hbreiðm Lv)

Eiríkr (Eir) — edited by JUDITH JESCH
Lausavísa (Eir Lv)

Oddi inn litli Glúmsson (Oddi) — edited by JUDITH JESCH
Lausavísur (Oddi Lv)

Ármóðr (Árm) — edited by JUDITH JESCH
Lausavísur (Árm Lv)

Þorbj!rn svarti (Þsvart) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Lausavísa (Þsvart Lv)

Sigmundr !ngull (Sigm) — edited by JUDITH JESCH
Lausavísur (Sigm Lv)

Bótólfr begla (Bót) — edited by JUDITH JESCH
Lausavísa (Bót Lv)

Þorbj!rn skakkaskáld (Þskakk) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Erlingsdrápa (Þskakk Erldr)

Hallr Snorrason (HSn) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Lausavísur (HSn Lv)

Bjarni Kálfsson (BjKálfs) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Lausavísa (BjKálfs Lv)

Máni (Máni) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Lausavísur (Máni Lv)

Nefari (Nefari) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Lausavísa (Nefari Lv)

Blakkr (Blakkr) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Breiðskeggsdrápa (Blakkr Breiðdr)
Lausavísur (Blakkr Lv)

Játgeirr Torfason (Játg) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Lausavísa (Játg Lv)

Snækollr Gunnason (Snæk) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Lausavísa (Snæk Lv)

Óláfr hvítaskáld Þórðarson (Ólhv) — edited by LAUREN GOETTING
Poem about Hákon (Ólhv Hák)
Hrynhenda (Ólhv Hryn)
Lausavísur (Ólhv Lv)

Gizurr Þorvaldsson (Giz)
Hákonardrápa (Giz Hákdr) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE

Sturla Þórðarson (Sturl) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Hrynhenda (Sturl Hryn) — edited by VALGERÐUR ERNA ÞORVALDSDÓTTIR
Hákonarkviða (Sturl Hákkv)
Hrafnsmál (Sturl Hrafn)
Hákonarflokkr (Sturl Hákfl)
Drápa about Magnús lagaboetir (Sturl Magndr)

Anonymous Poetry

Anonymous Poems

Nóregs konungatal (Anon Nkt) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Haraldsstikki (Anon Harst) — edited by MATTHEW TOWNEND
Poem about Magnús lagaboetir (Anon Mlag) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE

Anonymous Lausavísur
Lausavísa from Magnúss saga góða ok Haralds harðráða (Anon (MH)) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Lausavísur from Haralds saga Sigurðarsonar (Anon (HSig)) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Lausavísur from Óláfs saga kyrra (Anon (Ólkyrr)) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Lausavísa from Knýtlinga saga (Anon (Knýtl)) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Lausavísur from Magnúss saga berfoetts (Anon (Mberf)) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Lausavísur from Haraldssona saga (Anon (Hsona)) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Lausavísa from Orkneyinga saga (Anon (Orkn)) — edited by JUDITH JESCH
Lausavísa from Magnúss saga Erlingssonar (Anon (MErl)) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Lausavísur from Sverris saga (Anon (Sv)) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE
Lausavísur from Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar (Anon (Hák)) — edited by KARI ELLEN GADE

Bibliography
Index of First Lines
Indices of Names and Terms
Review

"This is another Landmark publication, the second in a planned nine-volume series that will place the study of skaldic verse on a new footing. (...) This publication renews one's faith in the possibilities of scholarship. We owe a debt of gratitude to all those involved in bringing this series into being." (R. Frank, in: The Medieval Review, 10.03.08)

"Wer jemals mit Skaldendichtung gearbetet hat, weiβ, welch auβerordentliche Leistung hier erbracht wurde."    (Klaus Düwel, in Germanistik 51/1-2, 2010, p. 213)

"One should not stint praise when dealing with a work of such excellence." (A. Liberman, in: Journal of English and Germanic Philology, January 2011, Vol. 110, No. 1, p. 105-108)

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)
Late Middle Ages (c.1300-1500)

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