As is widely known, Skáldatal is a list of court poets and of their aristocratic patrons, from the 9th to the 13th century, i.e. from Starkaðr inn gamli to the Sturlung family. It is recorded twice, in a shorter and in a longer version, respectively, in Kringla (the lost vellum codex of the Norwegian kings’ history) and in Uppsala-Edda. Its textual variability is highly meaningful and reveals different contextual attitudes.

A Legendary Ancestry for Poets: Skáldatal in Heimskringla and Edda Manuscripts

CIPOLLA, Maria Adele
2012

Abstract

As is widely known, Skáldatal is a list of court poets and of their aristocratic patrons, from the 9th to the 13th century, i.e. from Starkaðr inn gamli to the Sturlung family. It is recorded twice, in a shorter and in a longer version, respectively, in Kringla (the lost vellum codex of the Norwegian kings’ history) and in Uppsala-Edda. Its textual variability is highly meaningful and reveals different contextual attitudes.
Skáldatal; Edda; Heimskringla; Old Icelandic manuscripts; poets in Old Icelandic society
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