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Sturl Hákkv 25II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða 25’ 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. 718.

Sturla ÞórðarsonHákonarkviða
242526

Sú kom gipt
af guðs syni
yfir Hákon
heilli góðu,
er allvald
öflgrar kristni
fyrirmaðr
til friðar vígði,
ok geðstórr
á grams höfuð
konungligt
kórónu lét
kappsnúinn
karðináli
í Björgyn
at boði páfa.

Sú gipt kom góðu heilli yfir Hákon af {syni guðs}, er {fyrirmaðr öflgrar kristni} vígði allvald til friðar, ok geðstórr, kappsnúinn karðináli lét kórónu á konungligt höfuð grams í Björgyn at boði páfa.

That luck came by good fortune upon Hákon from {the son of God} [= Christ], when {the leading man of powerful Christianity} [= William] consecrated the mighty ruler for peace, and the proud, vigorous cardinal placed the crown on the royal head of the prince in Bergen at the Pope’s bidding.

Mss: E(182v), F(114ra), 42ˣ(172r), 81a(113vb), 8(61v-62r), Flat(180va) (Hák)

Readings: [1] kom: Aukin Flat;    gipt: so 42ˣ, 8, Flat, gipta E, F, 81a    [3] Hákon: Hákoni Flat    [4] heilli: so all others, helli E    [5] er: om. 81a;    ‑vald: so F, 81a, Flat, ‑valdr E, 42ˣ, 8    [6] öflgrar: öflgar 42ˣ, 81a;    kristni: om. 8    [8] vígði: vígðu 42ˣ, hafði 8    [9] geð‑: gekk 42ˣ;    ‑stórr: ‑stórt F, Flat, ‑stór 42ˣ, 81a    [11] ‑ligt: ‑sins 81a, ‑liga 8    [13] kappsnúinn: so 8, ok kom kappsnúinn E, 81a, þá kom kappsnúinn F, ok kom kapps numin 42ˣ, kom kappsnúinn Flat    [14] karðináli: karðinális 42ˣ    [15] ‑gyn: ‑vin F, 81a

Editions: Skj AII, 115-16, Skj BII, 123-4, Skald II, 66; E 1916, 622, F 1871, 531, Hák 1910-86, 598, Hák 1977-82, 143, Flat 1860-8, III, 170.

Context: On 29 July 1247, Hákon was crowned king of Norway by the papal legate William of Sabina. The coronation took place in Kristkirken in Bergen.

Notes: [All]: See also Sturl Hryn 1. — [1] gipt ‘luck’: Gipta ‘luck’ (so E, F, 81a) makes the l. hypermetrical. — [4] góðu heilli ‘by good fortune’: See sts 3/4 and 34/6. — [14] karðináli ‘cardinal’: William of Sabina had been on a papal mission to Henry III of England, and he arrived in Norway in July of 1247. From Norway he proceeded to Sweden to visit the court of King Eiríkr Eiríksson. — [15]: The l. echoes Anon Nkt 55/11. — [16] at boði páfa ‘at the Pope’s bidding’: In November 1246, Pope Innocent IV granted Hákon dispensation to be crowned king of Norway (Hákon was the illegitimate son of Hákon Sverrisson and Inga of Varteig).

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, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 55’ 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. 795.
  10. Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Hrynhenda 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, p. 678.
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