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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Rv Lv 12II

[All]: This st. is preserved only in R702ˣ, which also records a lengthy anecdote to which it belongs, not preserved in any other ms. of Orkn, including the Dan. translation Holm papp 39 folˣ. Elsewhere, such prose passages in R702ˣ retain the sense and much of the wording of the saga without being entirely accurate renditions. In this case, it is impossible to tell how well the anecdote represents its saga exemplar. The anecdote is analysed in detail in Bibire 1984.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Bibire, Paul. 1984. ‘“Few Know an Earl in Fishing-Clothes”’. In Crawford 1984, 82-98.
  3. Internal references
  4. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Orkneyinga saga (Orkn)’ 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].


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