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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 11. The Separate Saga of S. Óláfr Óláfs saga helga in sérstaka (ÓH)

11. The Separate Saga of S. Óláfr Óláfs saga helga in sérstaka (ÓH)

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘The Separate Saga of S. Óláfr Óláfs saga helga in sérstaka (ÓH)’ 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].

A class stemma (adapted from ÓH 1941, II, 1103)

Manuscripts: A class

Holm2: Holm perg 2 4° (Icelandic, c. 1250-1300).

325V:     AM 325 V 4° (Icelandic, c. 1300-20). Parts belong to the C class (see below).

*U:           Uppsala ms., destroyed in the fire in Uppsala in 1702. Materials from *U survive in:

                 a) 972ˣ: Thott 972 folˣ (two Swedish scribes). A copy of Holm2 with text and marginal notes from *U.

                 b) Hkr 1697 II: Peringskiöld’s edition of Hkr. Contains poetic material from *U.

J:               Jöfraskinna (see Hkr above). ÓH in J is a shortened text belonging to the separate, not Hkr, redaction.

325VI:    AM 325 VI 4° (Icelandic, in three main hands, c. 1350-1400).

75a:         AM 75 a fol. Bæjarbók í Borgarfirði (Icelandic, c. 1300). Defective.

321ˣ:       AM 321 4°ˣ. A paper copy of 75a by Halldór Jónsson of Reykholt (c. 1650-1700) when 75a was more complete than presently.

Bæb:        Bæjarbók á Rauðasandi, AM 73 b fol (four extant leaves, c. 1370-90). No stanzas in SkP II.

73aˣ:        AM 73 a folˣ (c. 1700, three Icelandic copyists). A copy of Bæb with text from 325V where Bæb had a lacuna.

78aˣ:        AM 78 a folˣ (c. 1700, partial copy of *Codex Resenianus). No stanzas in SkP II.

Manuscripts: B class

61:           AM 61 fol (Icelandic; c. 1350-75 to fol. 109v, c. 1400-50 thereafter). Parts belong to the C class (below).

68:           AM 68 fol (Icelandic, c. 1300-50). Defective.

325XI 2p: AM 325 XI 2 p 4° (c. 1300-1400). No stanzas in SkP II.

C class stemma (from ÓH 1941, II, 1112)

  • *C
    • Holm4
    • *c
      • Other C mss

Manuscripts: C class

Holm4:  Holm perg 4 4° (Icelandic, c. 1320-40). Many lacunae.

61:           AM 61 fol. See B above. The later part belongs to the C class.

75c:         AM 75 c fol (Icelandic, c. 1325). Fragment in poor condition. No stanzas in SkP II.

75e4:       AM 75 e 4 fol (Icelandic, c. 1350-1400, one leaf).

325V:     AM 325 V 4°. See A above. The first and third parts belong to the C class.

325VII:  AM 325 VII 4° (Icelandic, with Norwegian orthography; c. 1250-1300). AM 325VII is the oldest manuscript after Holm2 and it has some damage.

Bb:           Bergsbók, Holm perg 1 fol (Icelandic, c. 1400-25).

Flat:         Flateyjarbók, GKS 1005 fol. See separate entry.

Tóm:      Tómasskinna, GKS 1008 fol (Icelandic; c. 1400 to fol 78v, the rest c. 1450-1500). Three hands.

Parts of Bb, Tóm, and 325VI cannot be assigned to any of the three main classes.

Facsimiles and editions: Holm2 1942, AM 61 1982, Bb 1963, Tóm 1964, Flat 1930; Hkr 1697, ÓH 1941, Flat 1860-8, II.

Poetry

ÓH contains the following stanzas edited in SkP II: Sigv Berv 1, 5-6, 9-14; Þflekk Lv; Hharð Lv 1, 2a-b; ÞjóðA Magnfl 7; ÞjóðA Sex 1; Arn Hryn 5-7; Arn Magndr 1, 2, 10; Arn Þorfdr 5, 23; Arn Hardr 5; Bǫlv Hardr 1. With the exception of Hharð Lv 2a and Arn Hryn 7, all these stanzas are also transmitted in Hkr. Hharð Lv 2a, which is preserved only in 972ˣ and in Hkr 1697 II, was most likely copied from *U.

[20] For a full discussion of ÓH, see Introduction to SkP I.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Flat 1860-8 = Gudbrand Vigfusson [Guðbrandur Vigfússon] and C. R. Unger, eds. 1860-8. Flateyjarbók. En samling af norske konge-sagaer med indskudte mindre fortællinger om begivenheder i og udenfor Norge samt annaler. 3 vols. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  3. Bb 1963 = Lindblad, Gustaf, ed. 1963. Bergsbók: Perg. fol. nr.1 in the Royal Library, Stockholm. EIM 5. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger.
  4. Flat 1930 = Finnur Jónsson 1930a.
  5. Hkr 1697 = Peringskiöld, Johann, ed. 1697. Heims Kringla, eller Snorre Sturlusons Nordländske konunga sagor, sive Historiae regum septentrionalium a Snorrone Sturlonide, ante secula quinque patrio sermone antiquo conscriptae: quas ex manuscriptis codicibus edidit, versione gemina notisque brevioribus, indici poëtico vel rerum sparsim insertis, illustravit Johann Peringskiöld. 2 vols. Stockholm: Literis Wankiwianis.
  6. Holm2 1942 = Jón Helgason, ed. 1942. Óláfs saga ens helga: Ms. perg 4to no. 2 in the Royal Library of Stockholm. CCI 15. Copenhagen: Munksgaard.
  7. AM 61 1982 = Ólafur Halldórsson, ed. 1982. The Great Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and Olaf the Saint: AM 61 fol. EIM 14. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger.
  8. SkP I = Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Ed. Diana Whaley. 2012.
  9. SkP II = Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Ed. Kari Ellen Gade. 2009.
  10. Internal references
  11. 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].
  12. Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Haraldsdrápa 5’ 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. 265-7.
  13. Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Hrynhenda, Magnússdrápa 5’ 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. 189-90.
  14. Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Hrynhenda, Magnússdrápa 7’ 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. 191-2.
  15. Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Magnússdrápa 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. 207-9.
  16. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Bersǫglisvísur 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. 12-14.
  17. Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Sexstefja 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. 112-13.
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