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Valþjófsflokkr — ÞSkall ValflII

Þorkell Skallason

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Þorkell Skallason, Valþjófsflokkr’ 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, pp. 382-4.

 

Two sts are all that remains of ValþjófsflokkrFlokkr about Waltheof’ (ÞSkall Valfl), the poem in which Þorkell commemorated the life and death of Earl Waltheof of Northumbria (for Waltheof, see ‘Biographies of Other Dignitaries’ in Introduction to this vol.). The sts are preserved in HSigHkr (, F, E, J2ˣ, with as the main ms.) and in H-Hr (H, Hr). Stanza 2/1-4 is also transmitted in Fsk (NRA51 (FskB), FskAˣ). All versions attribute the sts to Þorkell, and both Hkr (ÍF 28, 195) and H-Hr (Fms 6, 426) provide the name of the poem, Valþjófsflokkr. The encomium must have been composed after Waltheof’s death (31 May 1076; see st. 2). For other poetry about Waltheof, see Anon Harst.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Fms = Sveinbjörn Egilsson et al., eds. 1825-37. Fornmanna sögur eptir gömlum handritum útgefnar að tilhlutun hins norræna fornfræða fèlags. 12 vols. Copenhagen: Popp.
  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].
  6. Diana Whaley 2012, ‘Fagrskinna (Fsk)’ 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. clix-clxi.
  7. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Hulda and Hrokkinskinna (H-Hr)’ 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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