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Note to Ív Sig 27II

[2] norðr í Vôgum ‘north in Vågan’: According to the prose, Vilhjálmr was killed in Vik (Víkar) on Sømna in Helgeland, which is in keeping with the Hkr version of the event (ÍF 28, 312). The poem probably originally read norðr í Víkum ‘north in Vik’ and a scribe at some point repeated the p. n. Vgum from st. 26/8. See Andersson and Gade 2000, 52.


  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. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  4. Internal references
  5. 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].


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