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Note to Balti Sigdr 2II

[5, 8] meir nauðr, an skyldi ‘a greater need than should have been [necessary]’: This statement is somewhat obscure, but must refer to the fact that the counsellors of Haraldr’s sons were forced to resort to excessive measures to stop the rampage of Sigurðr slembir and Magnús in 1139. Hkr (ÍF 28, 314-15) and Mork (1928-32, 429-30) describe in detail the deliberations which took place prior to the campaign that culminated in the battle of Holmengrå.

References

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

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