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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 3.1. Sagas of the kings of Norway to c. 1035 10. Morkinskinna (Mork)

10. Morkinskinna (Mork)

Kari Ellen Gade 2012, ‘Morkinskinna (Mork)’ 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. clxxiii-clxxiv.

Manuscript[1]

Mork:   Morkinskinna, GKS 1009 fol (Icelandic, c. 1275).

Facsimile and editions: Mork 1934; Mork 1867, Mork 1928-32, ÍF 23-4. See also Andersson and Gade 2000.

The compilation covers the lives of kings of Norway c. 1035-1155.

Poetry

The extant version of Mork preserves 265 skaldic stanzas, but of these only Sigv Lv 8 is edited in SkP I and the remainder in SkP II.

For a full discussion of Mork, see Introduction to SkP II, lxvi-lxvii.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Andersson, Theodore M. and Kari Ellen Gade, trans. 2000. Morkinskinna: The Earliest Icelandic Chronicle of the Norwegian Kings (1030-1157). Islandica 51. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press.
  3. Mork 1928-32 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1928-32. Morkinskinna. SUGNL 53. Copenhagen: Jørgensen.
  4. Mork 1934 = Jón Helgason, ed. 1934. Morkinskinna: Ms. No. 1009 fol. in the Royal Collection in the Royal Library, Copenhagen. CCI 6. Copenhagen: Levin & Munksgaard.
  5. Mork 1867 = Unger, C. R., ed. 1867. Morkinskinna: Pergamentsbog fra første halvdel af det trettende aarhundrede. Indeholdende en af de ældste optegnelser af norske kongesagaer. Oslo: Bentzen.
  6. SkP I = Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Ed. Diana Whaley. 2012.
  7. SkP II = Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Ed. Kari Ellen Gade. 2009.
  8. ÍF 23-4 = Morkinskinna. Ed. Ármann Jakobsson and Þórður Ingi Guðjónsson. 2009.
  9. Internal references
  10. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Morkinskinna (Mork)’ 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].
  11. R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Lausavísur 8’ 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, p. 709.
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