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Giz Hákdr 1II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Gizurr Þorvaldsson, Hákonardrápa 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. 673-4.

Gizurr ÞorvaldssonHákonardrápa1

Snjallr bauð ørgrant öllum
allvaldr griðum halda
naðrs glóstrætis njótum
nætr sex ok frið gæta.

Snjallr allvaldr bauð {öllum njótum {glóstrætis naðrs}} halda griðum ørgrant sex nætr ok gæta frið.

The wise mighty ruler ordered {all users {of the glowing street of the snake}} [GOLD > GENEROUS MEN] to keep the truces carefully for six nights and to protect the peace.

Mss: E(192r), F(118vb), G(1ra), 81a(119vb), 8(70v), Flat(183rb) (Hák)

Readings: [1] Snjallr: so F, G, 81a, 8, ‘Snallr’ E, Flat;    ‑grant: so F, G, 81a, 8, ‑grand E, ‑gramt Flat    [3] naðrs: so all others, naðr E;    gló‑: so all others, glóð‑ E    [4] nætr: om. 81a;    sex: þríar 81a;    frið: frið at 81a, friðar 8;    gæta: gæti Flat

Editions: Skj AII, 98, Skj BII, 110, Skald II, 58; E 1916, 654, F 1871, 556, Hák 1910-86, 665, Hák 1977-82, 176, Flat 1860-8, III, 200.

Context: Hákon’s journey to Denmark in the summer of 1257 and his attempt to reach an agreement with King Kristófór I Valdimarsson of Denmark (r. 1252-9). The initial negotiations were difficult, and some people urged Hákon to harry in Denmark. However, Hákon had promised six nights of truce before launching an attack.

Notes: [All]: For this mission and the ensuing result, see also Sturl Hryn 16-18 and Hákfl 9.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. Flat 1860-8 = Gudbrand Vigfusson [Guðbrandur Vigfússon] and C. R. Unger, eds. 1860-8. Flateyjarbók. En samling af norske konge-sagaer med indskudte mindre fortællinger om begivenheder i og udenfor Norge samt annaler. 3 vols. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  4. F 1871 = Unger, C. R., ed. 1871. Fríssbók: Codex Frisianus. En samling af norske konge-sagaer. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  5. E 1916 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1916. Eirspennill: AM 47 fol. Nóregs konunga sǫgur: Magnús góði – Hákon gamli. Kristiania (Oslo): Den norske historiske kildeskriftskommission.
  6. Hák 1977-82 = Mundt, Marina, ed. 1977. Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar etter Sth. 8 fol., AM 325VIII, 4° og AM 304, 4°. Oslo: Forlagsentralen. Suppl. by James E. Knirk, Rettelser til Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar etter Sth. 8 fol., AM 325VIII, 4° og AM 304, 4°. Norrøne tekster 2. Oslo: Norsk historisk kjeldeskrift-institutt, 1982.
  7. Hák 1910-86 = Kjær, Albert and Ludvig Holm-Olsen, eds. 1910-86. Det Arnamagnæanske haandskrift 81a fol. (Skálholtsbók yngsta) indeholdende Sverris saga, Bǫglungasǫgur, Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar. Oslo: Den norske historiske kildeskriftkommission and Kjeldeskriftfondet.
  8. Internal references
  9. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarflokkr 9’ 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. 753-4.
  10. Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Hrynhenda 16’ 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. 693-4.
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