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Vol. I. Poetry for Scandinavian Rulers 1: From Mythological Times to c. 1035
 

3.3. Other sources

 
1. Snorra Edda (SnE)
2. Laufás-Edda (LaufE)
3. The First, Third and Fourth Grammatical Treatises (FGT, TGT, FoGT)
4. Árni Magnússon’s anthology, AM 761 a-b 4°ˣ
5. Other sagas and þættir

(Vol. I. Poetry for Scandinavian Rulers 1: From Mythological Times to c. 1035 > 8. Volume Introduction > 3. Sources for skaldic poetry cited in the kings’ sagas: manuscripts, facsimiles and editions > 3.3. Other sources > 5. Other sagas and þættir)

5. Other sagas and þættir

Some of the poetry in this volume is preserved in þættir and sagas within compendia covered in the notes above. Thus for the skaldic poetry contained in the following, see Flat above: Fær; Styrmir Kárason, Lífssaga Óláfs helga; and the þættir EindrErl, HarHárf, SSlef and Styrb. For Helg, Stefn and ÞorvT, see ÓT above. For RagnSon, see Hb above, and SkP VIII.

The remaining sources, listed below, are either þættir for which mss additional to Flat or Hb have been used, or sagas belonging to genres other than the kings’ sagas.

Egils saga (Eg)

Manuscripts

M:       Möðruvallabók, AM 132 fol. (Icelandic, c. 1330-70)

453ˣ:    AM 453 4°ˣ (c. 1600-1700)

462ˣ:    AM 462 4°ˣ (c. 1620-70)

Poetry

Contains ESkál Lv 1a, 2a in this volume; see also SkP V.

Fóstbræðra saga (Fbr)

Manuscripts

Hb:      Hauksbók, AM 544 4° (544) (Icelandic, c. 1290-1350). See separate entry.

141ˣ:    AM 141 folˣ (c. 1700)

142ˣ:    AM 142 folˣ (c. 1700)

566aˣ:   AM 566 a 4°ˣ (c. 1700)

papp4ˣ: Holm papp 4 4°ˣ (c. 1600-50)

Poetry

Contains Þorm Lv 15/5-8, 16, 18, 19/1-4, 20-5 in this volume; see also SkP V.

Hallfreðar saga (Hallfr)

Manuscripts

M:       Möðruvallabók, AM 132 fol. (Icelandic, c. 1330-70)

Flat:      Flateyjarbók, GKS 1005 fol (Icelandic, mainly c. 1387-95). See separate entry.

Poetry

Contains only Hfr ErfÓl 28 in this volume; see also SkP V.

Landnámabók (Ldn)

Manuscripts

Þb106ˣ: Þórðarbók, AM 106 folˣ (c. 1600-1700)

Þb112ˣ: Þórðarbók, AM 112 folˣ (c. 1600-1700)

Poetry

Contains only Eyv Lv 2 in this volume; see also SkP IV.

Óláfs þáttr Geirstaðaálfs (ÓGeir)

Manuscripts

Flat:      Flateyjarbók, GKS 1005 fol (Icelandic, mainly c. 1387-95). See separate entry

75e 5:   AM 75 e 5 fol (c. 1400-1500)

49ˣ:      AM 49 folˣ (c. 1600-1700)

65ˣ:      AM 65 folˣ (c. 1600-1700)

Poetry

Contains only Þjóð Yt 26/5-16 (not 75e 5).

Ragnars saga loðbrókar (Ragn)

Manuscripts

Hb:      Hauksbók, AM 544 4° (544) (Icelandic, c. 1290-1350). See separate entry.

147:     Heynessbók, AM 147 4° (c. 1400-1500)

Poetry

Contains only Sigv Knútdr 1 in this volume; see also SkP VIII.

Skálda saga Haralds konungs hárfagra (Skáld)

Manuscripts

Hb:      Hauksbók, AM 544 4° (544) (Icelandic, c. 1290-1350). See separate entry.

67aˣ:     AM 67a folˣ (c. 1650-1700)

67bˣ:    AM 67b folˣ (c. 1650-1700)

307ˣ:    AM 307 4°ˣ (c. 1700)

On the use of 67aˣ, 67bˣ and 307ˣ, paper copies of Hb, see Introduction to

Auðunn Lv 2.

Poetry

Contains Þhorn Lv, Auðunn Lv 2, Ǫlvir Lv.

Vǫlsa þáttr (Vǫlsa)

Manuscripts

Flat:      Flateyjarbók, GKS 1005 fol (Icelandic, mainly c. 1387-95). See separate entry.

292ˣ:    AM 292 4°ˣ (c. 1675-1700)

Poetry

Contains Anon (Vǫlsa) 1-13, Þorm Lv 17 = Anon (Vǫlsa) 11.

Þiðreks saga (Þiðr)

Manuscripts

178ˣ:    AM 178 folˣ (c. 1600-1700).

177ˣ:    AM 177 folˣ (1690-1).

100ˣ:    Holm papp 100 folˣ (1650-1700)

Poetry

Contains only Hfr ErfÓl 28.

Þorleifs þáttr jarlaskálds (ÞorlJ)

Manuscripts

Flat:      Flateyjarbók, GKS 1005 fol (Icelandic, mainly c. 1387-95). See separate entry.

4867ˣ:   BLAdd 4867ˣ

563aˣ:   AM 563 a 4°ˣ (c. 1650-1700)

Recent research (Wiktorsson 1987; Österholm in ÞorlJ 1987; Österholm 1991) suggests that some of the post-medieval mss of ÞorlJ may represent a more original state of the text than Flat, which has a revised text. Two of these, mss 4867ˣ and 563aˣ, are therefore used in SkP I as representatives of the two main sub-groups of this unrevised branch of the stemma (see Wiktorsson 1987, 69; Österholm 1991, 90). Other post-medieval mss containing the ÞorlJ stanzas but not included in the present edition are: AM 552g 4toˣ (included in the variants in Skj but argued by Wiktorsson and Österholm to be a transcript of Flat), NKS 1814 folˣ, NKS 1712 4toˣ, and Lbs 1442 4toˣ.

Poetry

Contains Þjsk Sveindr, Þjsk Jarl, Þjsk Lv 5-6, Svtjúg Lv, Hhal Lv.

Þormóðar þáttr Kolbrúnarskálds (Þorm)

Manuscripts

Flat:      Flateyjarbók, GKS 1005 fol (Icelandic, mainly c. 1387-95). See separate entry.

Tóm:    Tómasskinna, GKS 1008 fol (Icelandic; c. 1450-1500)

Poetry

Contains Þorm Lv 10, 11, 15, 16

Þormóðar þáttr Kolbrúnarskálds in 142ˣ and 56 (ÞormR)

Manuscripts

142ˣ:    AM 142 folˣ (c. 1700)

566aˣ:   AM 566 a 4°x (c. 1700)

Poetry

Contains Þorm Lv 16

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