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Note to Mark Eirdr 9II

[1] Bôr ‘Bari’: A town in south-eastern Italy, where the relics of S. Nicholas, C4th bishop of Myra, were taken in 1087. The shrine, consecrated by Pope Urban II in 1089, became one of the great pilgrimage destinations of medieval Europe. Bari, which is mentioned in Abbot Nikulás’s Leiðarvísir ( I, 20), was apparently a place of special interest to the Icelanders. See also Anon NikdrIII and Sigfús Blöndal 1949.


  1. Bibliography
  2. = Kålund, Kristian and Natanael Beckman. 1908-18. Alfræði íslenzk: Islandsk encyklopædisk litteratur. 3 vols. SUGNL 37, 41 and 45. Copenhagen: Møller.
  3. Sigfús Blöndal. 1949. ‘St. Nikulás og dýrkun hans, sérstaklega á Íslandi’. Skírnir 123, 69-97.
  4. Internal references
  5. Margaret Clunies Ross 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Nikulásdrápa’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 565.


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