Book Series Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages, vol. 5

Poetry in Sagas of Icelanders

Margaret Clunies Ross, Kari Ellen Gade †, Tarrin Wills (eds)

  • Pages:2 vols, cxliv + 1606 p.
  • Size:160 x 240 mm
  • Language(s):English, Old Norse
  • Publication Year:2023


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An edition of long poems and stanzas attributed to the characters who appear in sagas of Icelanders (family sagas), including such well known figures as Egill Skallagrímsson, Gísli Súrsson and Grettir Ásmundarson.

Summary

Collected together in this volume are long poems and stanzas attributed to the characters who appear in sagas of Icelanders (family sagas), including such well known figures as Egill Skallagrímsson, Gísli Súrsson and Grettir Ásmundarson. The poetry from twenty-four complete sagas and four short tales are edited here, together with two texts from non-saga manuscripts, including the scurrilous Grettisfœrsla, ‘The Moving of Grettir’. The texts range chronologically from early poets’ sagas to late and little known works from the later thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Volume Editor’s Preface and Acknowledgements
  • General Abbreviations
  • Sigla used in this Volume
  • Technical Terms
  • The Contributors
Introduction

  1. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages – a New Edition
  2. Poetry in Sagas of Icelanders
  3. Manuscripts
  4. Dating and Authenticity
  5. Metres
  6. Normalisation
  7. Poetic Form and Function
  8. Poetic Diction
  9. How to use this edition
  10. Appendix: Half-kennings in the skaldic corpus
Poetry in Sagas of Icelanders: The Corpus

PART 1

Bandamanna saga — Edited by Margaret Clunies Ross
Bárdar saga Snæfellsáss — Edited by Margaret Clunies Ross
Bergbúa táttr — Edited by Tarrin Wills
Bjarnar saga Hítdoelakappa — Edited by Alison Finlay
Draumr Torsteins Síduhallssonar — Edited by Tarrin Wills
Droplaugarsona saga — Edited by Richard Perkins
Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar — Edited by Margaret Clunies Ross
Eiríks saga rauda — Edited by Margaret Clunies Ross
Eyrbyggja saga — Edited by Judy Quinn and Kate Heslop
Flóamanna saga — Edited by Richard Perkins
Fóstbroedra saga — Edited by R. D. Fulk
Gísla saga Súrssonar — Edited by Kari Ellen Gade
Grettis saga Ásmundarsonar — Edited by Jonathan Grove

PART 2

Gunnlaugs saga ormstungu — Edited by Diana Whaley
Hallfredar saga — Edited by Diana Whaley
Hardar saga — Edited by Margaret Clunies Ross
Hávardar saga Ísfirdings — Edited by Rolf Stavnem and Margaret Clunies Ross
Heidarvíga saga — Edited by Colin Grant
Kormáks saga — Edited by Edith Marold
Króka-Refs saga — Edited by Kari Ellen Gade
Kumblbúa táttr — Edited by Tarrin Wills
Laxdoela saga — Edited by Margaret Clunies Ross
Njáls saga — Edited by R. D. Fulk
Stjǫrnu-Odda draumr — Edited by Tarrin Wills
Svarfdoela saga — Edited by Kari Ellen Gade
Víga-Glúms saga — Edited by John McKinnell
Víglundar saga — Edited by Klaus Johan Myrvoll
Tórdar saga hredu — Edited by Klaus Johan Myrvoll
Torsteins táttr Austfirdings — Edited by Kari Ellen Gade

Texts recorded outside a saga context

Skáldhelgi Þórðarson
Verses addressed to a sorceress — Edited by Margaret Clunies Ross Grettisfærsla — Edited by Kate Heslop

Bibliography
Index of First Lines — Edited by Hannah Burrows
Indices of Names and Terms
Ethnic and Regional Names
Personal Names
Nicknames
Mythical and Legendary Names
Biblical Names
Place Names
Other Names
Indigenous Terms

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