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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Níkulás Bergsson (Ník)

12th century; volume 7; ed. Beatrice La Farge;

Jónsdrápa postula (Jóndr) - 3

Skj info: Níkulás Bergsson, Islandsk abbed og skjald, d. 1159. (AI, 560, BI, 546-7).

Skj poems:
1. Jóansdrápa postola
2. Kristsdrápa(?)

Modern scholars consider the Icelandic Benedictine monk Níkulás Bergsson (d. 1159 or 1160) to be the ‘Abbot Nikulás’ who wrote Leiðarvísir (‘Guide pointing out the way’), a guidebook for pilgrims about the routes from Northern Europe to Rome and Jerusalem (Hill 1993a, 390). Níkulás became the abbot of the Benedictine monastery at Þverá (Munkaþverá, founded 1155) in Northern Iceland (Eyjafjörður).

Jónsdrápa postula (‘Drápa about the Apostle John’) — Ník JóndrVII

Beatrice La Farge 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Níkulás Bergsson, Jónsdrápa postula’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 66-9.

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Skj: Níkulás Bergsson: 1. Jóansdrápa postola (AI, 560, BI, 546-7)

in texts: Jón4

SkP info: VII, 66-9

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1. 649a - 46r/9-46r/13 (VEÞ)
Vnni all[...]a manna · alskyrr | ok mey dýrri · heilagr kristr hins hęsta · hrein | lifís þer eínum · váldi heíms ok háulda · hávksní | allr konungr allrar · sér til sýslu stíora · sárvę́ginn | þik frę́gan ·
2. 649a - 46r/15-46r/19 (VEÞ)
Þeim vnni guð geý | mí · guddóms er vel sómir · hreínum hifna sy | nar hirðar vist m kristi · Jón heyrðir þu orð | a · eilifs foður deíli · hollr við oss ok allan · ál | mátt sía knáttir ·
3. 649a - 46r/20-46r/24 (VEÞ)
Siálfr vn | ni þer sinna · sníallr postola allra · sal deilandi sólar · | siklingr framaz miklu · hátt gengr vegr sa | er veítir · vagnbrýggíu þer tiggi · Jón ert þu | hreínstr vnd háfa · hiallbórg skapaðr karla ||
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