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Gísl Magnkv 17II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Gísl Illugason, Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr 17’ 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, p. 428.

Gísl IllugasonErfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr
161718

Framðisk síðan        á Svía dróttni
austr við Elfi        Upplanda gramr.
Liðskelfir tók        ór lǫgum Gauta
fimtán herǫð        fránni eggju.

{Gramr Upplanda} framðisk síðan á {dróttni Svía} austr við Elfi. {Liðskelfir} tók fimtán herǫð ór lǫgum Gauta fránni eggju.

{The ruler of Opplandene} [NORWEGIAN KING = Magnús] then distinguished himself against {the lord of the Svíar} [SWEDISH RULER = Ingi] east by the Götaälv. {The troop-terrifier} [WARRIOR] took fifteen herǫð from the law-districts of the Gautar with the sharp sword-edge.

Mss: Mork(24r) (Mork); H(90r), Hr(62rb) (H-Hr); F(59rb)

Readings: [3] við: frá H, Hr    [6] ór lǫgum: ór liði Hr

Editions: Skj AI, 443, Skj BI, 412, Skald I, 203; Mork 1867, 150, Mork 1928-32, 327, Andersson and Gade 2000, 306, 486 (Mberf); Fms 7, 53 (Mberf ch. 26); F 1871, 274 (Mberf).

Context: Stanzas 17-20 describe Magnús’s campaign in Sweden (c. 1100-2) against King Ingi Steinkelsson. In Mork and F the sts are cited without intervening prose, and in H and Hr new prose environments are created from the poetic content.

Notes: [All]: For these campaigns, see also Mberf Lv 2, Eldj Lv 1-2, Þham Magndr 4 and Anon (Mberf) 4-5. — [3] austr við Elfi ‘east by the Götaälv’: See Note to st. 8/5. — [6] ór lǫgum Gauta ‘from the law-districts of the Gautar’: See Note to st. 2/8.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Fms = Sveinbjörn Egilsson et al., eds. 1825-37. Fornmanna sögur eptir gömlum handritum útgefnar að tilhlutun hins norræna fornfræða fèlags. 12 vols. Copenhagen: Popp.
  3. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. Andersson, Theodore M. and Kari Ellen Gade, trans. 2000. Morkinskinna: The Earliest Icelandic Chronicle of the Norwegian Kings (1030-1157). Islandica 51. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press.
  5. Mork 1928-32 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1928-32. Morkinskinna. SUGNL 53. Copenhagen: Jørgensen.
  6. F 1871 = Unger, C. R., ed. 1871. Fríssbók: Codex Frisianus. En samling af norske konge-sagaer. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  7. Mork 1867 = Unger, C. R., ed. 1867. Morkinskinna: Pergamentsbog fra første halvdel af det trettende aarhundrede. Indeholdende en af de ældste optegnelser af norske kongesagaer. Oslo: Bentzen.
  8. Internal references
  9. Not published: do not cite (MberfII)
  10. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Magnúss saga berfœtts 4’ 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. 831-2.
  11. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Eldjárn, Lausavísur 1’ 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. 406-7.
  12. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Magnús berfœttr Óláfsson, Lausavísur 2’ 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, p. 386.
  13. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Þorkell hamarskáld, Magnússdrápa 4’ 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. 412-13.
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