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Note to Eyv Hál 12I

[2] býs Egða ‘the territory of the Egðir’: The Egðir are the people of Agðir (Agder), a district in southern Norway. The reference would imply that Hákon was able to consolidate power as far as the southernmost stretch of the west coast of Norway. Territories further east of Agðir, such as Telemark and Vestfold, were under Danish overlordship at this stage (Andersen 1977, 100).


  1. Bibliography
  2. Andersen, Per Sveaas. 1977. Samlingen av Norge og kristningen av landet 800-1130. Handbok i Norges historie 2. Bergen: Universitetsforlaget.


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