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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Vol. VII. Poetry on Christian Subjects

 
1. Contents (MCR)
2. Volume Editor’s Preface (MCR)
3. Acknowledgements (MCR)
4. Abbreviations (MCR)
5. Sigla list (TW)
6. Technical Terms (MCR)
7. The Contributors (MCR)
8. Introduction (MCR)
–. Christian Skaldic Poetry: The Corpus
A. Bibliography (MH)
B. Index of First Lines (TW)
C. Indices of Names and Terms (MCR)
H. General Index (TW)
X. - Changes since printing (TW)

(Vol. VII. Poetry on Christian Subjects > 3. Acknowledgements)

3. Acknowledgements (MCR)

The editors wish to place on record their gratitude to the two Arnamagnæan Institutes, in Reykjavík and Copenhagen, which have been unstinting in their generosity to the skaldic project. Both Vésteinn Ólason, Director of the Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenzkum fræðum, and Matthew Driscoll, Afdelingsleder, Den arnamagnæanske samling, Nordisk Forskningsinstitut, University of Copenhagen, have been instrumental in giving the project access to their manuscripts and photographic images and in allowing Tarrin Wills to scan them for use on the project’s database. They and their colleagues have also been most helpful in numerous other ways, including granting access to the use of library resources. Mention should also be made of the generosity of Professor Jonna Louis-Jensen, who gave us access to the card index of skaldic verse commissioned in the 1950s by Jón Helgason. This resource, which is held by the Arnamagnæan Collection in Copenhagen, has proved very useful to the project.

We would also like to thank the staff of the Dictionary of Old Norse Prose, Nordisk Forskningsinstitut, University of Copenhagen, especially Christopher Sanders, for assistance with the meanings of words that occur in our corpus and for allowing us to link our database to their on-line resources.

It would not have been possible to carry out the skaldic editing project as a whole, and produce this volume in particular, without the support of the Australian Research Council. Margaret Clunies Ross has had a Discovery grant from the ARC during the years 2002-6, and again from 2007-9, which has enabled her to fund the position of Tarrin Wills as Research Associate, now Senior Research Associate, on the skaldic project, as well as essential travel, access to archives and other resources. In addition, the grant has allowed the employment of Research Assistants Emily Baynham and Dr Melanie Heyworth during 2006-7.

Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir has assisted in the preparation of Volume VII by undertaking transcriptions of a number of poems from manuscripts in the Stofnun Árna Magnússonar in Reykjavík. We are indebted to Professor Guðrún Nordal for making funds available for Valgerður’s employment from a research grant awarded to her by the Icelandic Research Council.

Several Contributing Editors wish to acknowledge sources of funding support for their work on this edition. Martin Chase acknowledges the support of Bishop Jóhannes Gijsen, Reykjavík, the American Philosophical Society, Fordham University, the Sankt Lioba Kloster, Copenhagen, as well as the two Arnamagnæan Collections in Reykjavík and Copenhagen, together with the Dictionary of Old Norse Prose, Nordisk Forskningsinstitut, University of Copenhagen. Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson thank the British Academy; they also thank Matthew Driscoll and Ragnheiður Mósesdóttir for their contribution to an early stage of their Sólarljóð project and Antje Frotscher for her more recent assistance. Kirsten Wolf acknowledges the summer research funding support of the Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The series logo, designed by Dr Peter Hupfauf of Sydney, is based upon an element in the decoration of the medieval stave church at Urnes, Norway. The editors are grateful to the Society for the Protection of Ancient Monuments (Fortidsminneforeningen) of Sogn and Fjordane, Norway, for permission to use this design element.
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