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Note to Bjbp Jóms 42I

[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).


  1. Bibliography
  2. Grg = Grágás.
  3. Marold, Edith. 2007. ‘Mansǫngr – A Phantom Genre?’. In Quinn et al. 2007, 239-62.
  4. Internal references
  5. Roberta Frank (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Málsháttakvæði 20’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1234.
  6. Not published: do not cite ()


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