Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Hákonar saga Ívarssonar (HÍ)’ 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].
570a: AM 570 a 4° (c. 1450-1500).
Editions: HÍ 1873, HÍ 1952.
Hákonar saga Ívarssonar (HÍ) is a fragmentarily preserved story about the Norwegian chieftain Hákon Ívarsson and his dealings with the Norwegian king Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson and the Danish king Sveinn Úlfsson (see Royal Biographies below). The saga, which in its present form roughly spans the years 1050-64, records events that are also told in MHMork and HSigHkr (for a summary of these events, see Andersson and Gade 2000, 16-19). Most scholars agree that HÍ was one of the main sources for the Hkr account, but the relationship between HÍ and Mork is debated (see Fidjestøl 1982, 15-17). According to Fidjestøl (1982, 16-17), the author of HÍ used an earlier version of Mork rather freely, and he incorporated skaldic material that was not included in the Mork version. A C16th abbreviated Latin version (‘compendium’) of HÍ is also extant (see HÍ 1952, 38-40; Andersson and Gade 2000, 512-15).
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