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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Skaldic Database

Database editor: Tarrin Wills

This is an interface to the skaldic database. Published volumes are available publicly after two years from the publication date. Subscribers to the printed volumes who are logged in will be able to access editions and additional material. Members of the project can access further materials which cannot be published for copyright reasons.

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Institutional subscribers have access through this interface to the content of the volume(s) purchased by the institution, including biographies, introductions, editions, translations, notes and variant apparatus; in addition, access is available to high-resolution images of certain manuscripts, searchable edition and transcriptions and other data. This additional material will appear automatically as you browse the skalds, poems, manuscripts and prose works here when logged in.

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Material here that is not in the printed edition is provided at no additional cost. However, such material may not be quality-controlled to the same level as the content of the printed volumes.

Published volumes (available):


statistics skaldic total
poems and stanza groups:8541202
prose works:1641418
physical sources
mss with images:577
new edition
published stanzas:4338(74%)
entered stanzas:5511(94.6%)
variant ms readings:54082
explanatory notes:26217
transcriptions of stanzas:14213
stanzas with transcriptions:5011(86%)
mss with transcriptions:322
new bibliography:46864792
images of printed works:41337
printed works with images:91
editors: 58145

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© Skaldic Project Academic Body, unless otherwise noted. Database structure and interface developed by Tarrin Wills. All users of material on this database are reminded that its content may be either subject to copyright restrictions or is the property of the custodians of linked databases that have given permission for members of the skaldic project to use their material for research purposes. Those users who have been given access to as yet unpublished material are further reminded that they may not use, publish or otherwise manipulate such material except with the express permission of the individual editor of the material in question and the General Editor of the volume in which the material is to be published. Applications for permission to use such material should be made in the first instance to the General Editor of the volume in question. All information that appears in the published volumes has been thoroughly reviewed. If you believe some information here is incorrect please contact Tarrin Wills with full details.