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Note to Anon Óldr 9I

[2] jarl ... af hjarli ‘the jarl ... from [his] territory’: Hákon jarl Sigurðarson, the last fully pagan ruler of Norway, was according to Hkr (ÍF 26, 293-7) driven from his jarldom c. 995, fled to Gaulardalr (Gauldalen), and was murdered while hiding in a pigsty, just as Óláfr was sailing in along Trondheimsfjorden. Hjarl therefore appears to refer to Hákon’s territory rather than the land of Norway; cf. the closely similar HSt Rst 7/5-8 and Note.

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. Rolf Stavnem (ed.) 2012, ‘Hallar-Steinn, Rekstefja 7’ 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. 904.

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