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Elegy, Hagiography, and Advice to Princes: The Commemoration of Óláfr inn helgi

Erin Michelle Goeres

in The Poetics of Commemoration: Skaldic Verse and Social Memory, c. 890–1070

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198745747
eISBN:
9780191808173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745747.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on the commemoration of the royal martyr Óláfr Haraldsson of Norway. The earliest skaldic poem to commemorate King Óláfr as a saint, Þorarinn loftunga’s Glælognskviða describes ... More


The Poetics of Commemoration: Skaldic Verse and Social Memory, c. 890–1070

Erin Michelle Goeres

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198745747
eISBN:
9780191808173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745747.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature, Poetry

This book is a study of commemorative skaldic verse from the Viking Age. It investigates how skaldic poets responded to the deaths of kings and the ways in which poetic commemoration functioned ... More


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