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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eiríkr — EirII

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Vol. 2, 612-13 —  — ed. Judith Jesch

Poetry

Biography

Judith Jesch 2009, ‘(Biography of) Eiríkr’ 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, pp. 612-13.

Eiríkr is described in Orkn as an íslenzkr maðr ‘Icelander’ accompanying Sveinn Ásleifarson on a raiding voyage around Wales (ÍF 34, 179). Nothing more is known about him and this is the only surviving st. by him.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. ÍF 34 = Orkneyinga saga. Ed. Finnbogi Guðmundsson. 1965.
  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].

other information

Eiríkr (Eir)

12th century

Skj AI, 528-9; BI, 509

volume 2

main editor: Judith Jesch

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