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Hákonar saga Ívarssonar — 

 

Vol. II. Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: from c. 1035 to c. 1300 8. Introduction 4. Sources for Skaldic Poetry Cited in the Kings' Sagas 1. Sagas of the kings of Norway after 1035 5. Hákonar saga Ívarssonar ()

5. Hákonar saga Ívarssonar ()

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Hákonar saga Ívarssonar ()’ 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].

Manuscript

570a:        AM 570 a 4° (c. 1450-1500).

Editions: 1873, 1952.

Hákonar saga Ívarssonar () is a fragmentarily preserved story about the Norwegian chieftain Hákon Ívarsson and his dealings with the Norwegian king Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson and the Danish king Sveinn Úlfsson (see Royal Biographies below). The saga, which in its present form roughly spans the years 1050-64, records events that are also told in MHMork and HSigHkr (for a summary of these events, see Andersson and Gade 2000, 16-19). Most scholars agree that was one of the main sources for the Hkr account, but the relationship between and Mork is debated (see Fidjestøl 1982, 15-17). According to Fidjestøl (1982, 16-17), the author of used an earlier version of Mork rather freely, and he incorporated skaldic material that was not included in the Mork version. A C16th abbreviated Latin version (‘compendium’) of is also extant (see 1952, 38-40; Andersson and Gade 2000, 512-15).

Poetry

The extant version of contains the following stanzas: Hharð Lv 6-7, ÞjóðA Sex 13 and ÞjóðA Har 1-4, Steinn Nizv 1 and Úlffl. The poetry in 570a is in poor condition.

References

  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. 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].
  6. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Steinn Herdísarson, Nizarvísur 1’ 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. 360-1.
  7. Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Sexstefja 13’ 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, p. 125.
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