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Vol. II. Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: from c. 1035 to c. 1300 8. Introduction 5. Biographies 1. Royal Biographies 1. Kings of Norway k. Magnús V Erlingsson (r. 1161-84)

k. Magnús V Erlingsson (r. 1161-84)

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Magnús V Erlingsson (r. 1161-84)’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].

Sagas: MErl (Fsk, H-Hr, Hkr), Sv.

Magnús Erlingsson, the son of Erlingr skakki and Kristín, the daughter of Sigurðr jórsalafari (see Genealogies II.3 and XII in ÍF 28), was elected king of Norway in 1161 at the age of five and crowned king in 1164. He died at the battle of Fimreite, Sogndal, Norway, against Sverrir Sigurðarson (15 June 1184). See Fsk (ÍF 29, 342-64; Finlay 2004, 276-95), Hkr (ÍF 28, 373-417; Hollander 1991, 789-821), H-Hr (Fms 7, 278-326), Sv (ÍF 30, 6-154). See also Anon Nkt 52, 61-4, Knýtl (ÍF 35, 308; Hermann Pálsson and Edwards 1986, 170-1), Orkn (ÍF 34, 237, 290; Hermann Pálsson and Edwards 1987, 181-2, 218).

Events documented in poetry: The battle of Ilevollene against Sverrir Sigurðarson in 1180 (Anon (Sv) 1-3); Magnús’s looting of Sverrir’s stronghold in Trondheim in November 1181 (HSn Lv 1-2); his travelling to Bergen in 1184 (Máni Lv 1); an amusing anecdote at his court earlier the same year (Máni Lv 2-3).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Fms = Sveinbjörn Egilsson et al., eds. 1825-37. Fornmanna sögur eptir gömlum handritum útgefnar að tilhlutun hins norræna fornfræða fèlags. 12 vols. Copenhagen: Popp.
  3. Edwards, Paul. 1986. ‘Alcohol into Art: Drink and Poetry in Old Icelandic and Anglo-Saxon’. In Simek et al. 1986, 85-97.
  4. Finlay, Alison, trans. 2004. Fagrskinna: A Catalogue of the Kings of Norway. Leiden: Brill.
  5. Hollander, Lee M. 1991 = Hollander, Lee M. 1964a.
  6. Internal references
  7. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Sverris saga (Sv)’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].
  8. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Heimskringla (Hkr)’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].
  9. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Orkneyinga saga (Orkn)’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].
  10. Diana Whaley 2012, ‘Fagrskinna (Fsk)’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. clix-clxi.
  11. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Hulda and Hrokkinskinna (H-Hr)’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].
  12. Not published: do not cite (MErlII)
  13. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 52’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 793-4.
  14. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Sverris saga 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 842-3.
  15. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Hallr Snorrason, Lausavísur 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 636-7.
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