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Útfararkviða — Hskv ÚtkvII

Halldórr skvaldri

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Halldórr skvaldri, Útfararkviða’ 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. 482-3.

 

One st. remains of this poem in fornyrðislag, Útfararkviða ‘Poem about the Journey Out’ (Hskv Útkv), about Sigurðr jórsalafari Magnússon’s expedition to Palestine and Byzantium (c. 1108-11). It is recorded in all mss of MsonaHkr (, 39, F, E, J2ˣ, 42ˣ) and in MsonaH-Hr (H, Hr). The poet is identified in Hkr, but the name of the poem is not given, and Útfararkviða is Finnur Jónsson’s construct. Fidjestøl (1982, 157) suggests that the st. originally belonged to Þórarinn stuttfeldr’s Stuttfeldardrápa (Þstf Stuttdr) in tøglag metre. However, even though there are occurrences of internal rhyme in the st., the rhymes in the even ll. are not sufficiently regular to warrant such an attribution. In 761bˣ (AM 761 b 4°ˣ at 438v) Árni Magnússon included the st. in Þórarinn’s poem but bracketted it and added an attribution to Halldórr in the left margin. For other poetry describing Sigurðr’s journey, see Sjórs Lv 3, ESk Sigdr I, Hskv Útdr and Þstf Stuttdr.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Fidjestøl, Bjarne. 1982. Det norrøne fyrstediktet. Universitet i Bergen Nordisk institutts skriftserie 11. Øvre Ervik: Alvheim & Eide.
  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, ‘(Biography of) Sigurðr jórsalafari Magnússon’ 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. 467-9.
  6. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Biography of) Þórarinn stuttfeldr’ 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. 473-81.
  7. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Einarr Skúlason, Sigurðardrápa I’ 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. 538-42.
  8. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Halldórr skvaldri, Útfarardrápa’ 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. 483-92.
  9. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Þórarinn stuttfeldr, Stuttfeldardrápa’ 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. 473-9.
  10. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sigurðr jórsalafari Magnússon, Lausavísur 3’ 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. 468-9.
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