Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

1. 57. Bjarni byskup Kolbeinsson, Jómsvíkingadrápa, 42 [Vol. 1, 995]

[4] mansǫng ‘a love-song’: This is an important attestation of the generic term for the kind of love-poetry whose composition and circulation was banned in Iceland according to Grágás (Grg Ib, 184). The term also occurs in Anon Mhkv 20/3III and is one of the important features shared by the two poems (see Introduction). For discussion of the term and genre, see Marold (2007).


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