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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


Divided Loyalties: Arnórr jarlaskáld and the Jarls of Orkney

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/9780198745747.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the work of Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson. Although Arnórr composed highly competent erfidrápur for the kings of Norway, Haraldr Sigurðarson and Magnús Óláfsson, his stanzas ... More


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