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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to SnSt Ht 27III

[5, 7, 8] brjótr ítrs auðs ‘the breaker of precious wealth [GENEROUS MAN = Snorri]’: Snorri visited the Norwegian court during the years 1218-20, and according to the Icelandic annals (Storm 1888, s. a. 1220, pp. 125, 185) King Hákon made Snorri a district chieftain (Storm 1888, 125): Hákon konvngr gǫrði Snorra Stvrlv son lenndan mann. ok þá fór Snorri til Islanndz ‘King Hákon made Snorri Sturluson a district chieftain, and Snorri then returned to Iceland’. See also Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar (E 1916, 503) and Sturlunga saga (Stu 1878, I, 244).


  1. Bibliography
  2. Storm, Gustav, ed. 1888. Islandske annaler indtil 1578. Christiania (Oslo): Det norske historiske kildeskriftfond. Rpt. 1977. Oslo: Norsk-historisk kjeldeskrift-institutt.
  3. E 1916 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1916. Eirspennill: AM 47 fol. Nóregs konunga sǫgur: Magnús góði – Hákon gamli. Kristiania (Oslo): Den norske historiske kildeskriftskommission.
  4. Stu 1878 = Gudbrand Vigfusson [Guðbrandur Vigfússon], ed. 1878. Sturlunga Saga including the Islendinga Saga of Lawman Sturla Thordsson and Other Works Edited with Prolegomena, Appendices, Tables, Indices, and Maps. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon.
  5. Internal references
  6. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar (Hák)’ 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].
  7. Not published: do not cite (StuIV)


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