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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ísls ch. 17

Íslendinga saga 17 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Ísls ch. 17)

Anonymous SturlungaÍslendinga saga

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable. The following is taken from an old edition (Skj where relevant):

Einum vetri eftir deilur þeirra Sæmundar Jónssonar og Sigurðar Ormssonar andaðist Brandur biskup að Hólum. En þá réð Kolbeinn Tumason einn öllu fyrir norðan land. Hann kaus við ráð vina sinna Guðmund prest hinn góða Arason til biskups er þá var prestur á Víðimýri við Kolbeini. Þau voru bræðrabörn Guðríður Þorvarðsdóttir, kona Kolbeins, og Guðmundur prestur hinn góði. Hann var maður vinsæll og hógvær og mæltu það margir að Kolbeinn vildi því Guðmund til biskups kjósa að hann þóttist þá ráða bæði leikmönnum og kennimönnum fyrir norðan land.


Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.


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