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THE ROLE OF VERSES IN NORSE HISTORICAL WORKS

Heather O'Donoghue

in Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267323
eISBN:
9780191708305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267323.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter considers the role of verses in Old Norse-Icelandic historical sagas including Ágrip, Heimskringla, Fagrskinna, Morkinskinna, and the Legendary saga of St Óláfr. It shows that while the ... More


Conclusions

Bruce Lincoln

in Between History and Myth: Stories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226140926
eISBN:
9780226141084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141084.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book has explored how stories of Harald Fairhair, who ruled as king of a unified Norway from the mid-870s, have been altered as they were told and retold by narrators of different statuses, ... More


Commander Guthorm

Bruce Lincoln

in Between History and Myth: Stories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226140926
eISBN:
9780226141084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141084.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on Heimskringla’s elaborate story of Guthorm, Harald Fairhair’s “kinsman” (frændi) and matrilineal uncle who demonstrated undying support and affection for the Norwegian king. ... More


Ragnhild

Bruce Lincoln

in Between History and Myth: Stories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226140926
eISBN:
9780226141084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141084.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on Ragnhild, the daughter of Sigurð Hart (Sigurð Snake-in-the-Eye) and Thyrni. Sigurð Hart is the son of Ragnar Shaggy-Breeches; both men were semi-legendary Danish kings of the ... More


Shaggy Harald

Bruce Lincoln

in Between History and Myth: Stories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226140926
eISBN:
9780226141084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141084.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines various accounts of how Harald Fairhair became the first sole king of Norway following the death of his father, King Hálfdan. It considers sources such as Theodricus Monachus, ... More


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