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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 3.3. 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

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. SkP I = Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Ed. Diana Whaley. 2012.
  3. SkP IV = Poetry on Icelandic History. Ed. Guðrún Nordal. Forthcoming.
  4. SkP V = Poetry in Sagas of Icelanders. Ed. Tarrin Wills, Kari Ellen Gade and Margaret Clunies Ross. Forthcoming.
  5. SkP VII = Poetry on Christian Subjects. Ed. Margaret Clunies Ross. 2007.
  6. Þiðr = Þiðreks saga af Bern.
  7. ÞorlJ 1987 = Österholm, Nils. 1987. Þorleifs þáttr jarlaskálds: Handskriftsstudier i en isländsk kortsaga. Nordiska Texter och Undersökningar 26. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell.
  8. Wiktorsson, Per-Axel. 1987. ‘Om Torleiftåten’. SI 38, 51-71.
  9. Österholm, Nils. 1991. ‘Torleiftåten i handskriften Add 4867 fol.’. SI 42.
  10. Internal references
  11. Not published: do not cite (StyrbI)
  12. Not published: do not cite (FbrV)
  13. Not published: do not cite (EgV)
  14. Not published: do not cite (LdnIV)
  15. Not published: do not cite (VǫlsaI)
  16. Diana Whaley 2012, ‘Flateyjarbók (Flat)’ 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. clxi-clxii.
  17. Not published: do not cite (ÞorlJI)
  18. Diana Whaley 2012, ‘The Greatest Saga of Óláfr Tryggvason / Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar in mesta (ÓT)’ 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. clxiii-clxvi.
  19. Not published: do not cite (HallfrV)
  20. 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Ragnars saga loðbrókar’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 616.
  21. 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Ragnars sona þáttr’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 777.
  22. Not published: do not cite (HelgI)
  23. Not published: do not cite (EindrErlI)
  24. Not published: do not cite (FærII)
  25. Not published: do not cite (HarHárfII)
  26. Not published: do not cite (ÓGeirII)
  27. Not published: do not cite (SkáldII)
  28. Not published: do not cite (SSlefII)
  29. Not published: do not cite (ÞormI)
  30. Not published: do not cite (ÞorvTI)
  31. Kate Heslop 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Hallbjǫrn hali, Lausavísa’ 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. 362.
  32. Margaret Clunies Ross 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Þorbjǫrn hornklofi, Lausavísa’ 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. 117.
  33. Kate Heslop 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Þorleifr jarlsskáld Rauðfeldarson, Jarlsníð’ 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. 372.
  34. Kate Heslop 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Þorleifr jarlsskáld Rauðfeldarson, Drápa about Sveinn tjúguskegg’ 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. 373.
  35. Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2012, ‘Auðunn illskælda, Lausavísa 2’ 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. 122.
  36. Russell Poole (ed.) 2012, ‘Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Lausavísur 2’ 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. 216.
  37. Matthew Townend 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Sveinn tjúguskegg Haraldsson, Lausavísa’ 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. 379.
  38. Kate Heslop (ed.) 2012, ‘Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar 28’ 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. 440.
  39. Matthew Townend (ed.) 2012, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Knútsdrápa 1’ 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. 651.
  40. Edith Marold (ed.) 2012, ‘Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Ynglingatal 26’ 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. 55.
  41. Kate Heslop (ed.) 2012, ‘Þorleifr jarlsskáld Rauðfeldarson, Lausavísur 5’ 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. 375.
  42. R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Þormóðr Kolbrúnarskáld, Lausavísur 10’ 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. 823.
  43. R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Þormóðr Kolbrúnarskáld, Lausavísur 15’ 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. 826.
  44. R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Þormóðr Kolbrúnarskáld, Lausavísur 16’ 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. 827.
  45. R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Þormóðr Kolbrúnarskáld, Lausavísur 17’ 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. 1102.
  46. Wilhelm Heizmann (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Vǫlsa þáttr 1’ 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. 1092.
  47. Wilhelm Heizmann (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Vǫlsa þáttr 11’ 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. 1102.
  48. Not published: do not cite (HemII)
  49. Not published: do not cite (StefnI)
  50. Not published: do not cite (ÞormRI)
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