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Creating Tradition: The Use of Skaldic Verse in Old Norse Historiography

Rolf Stavnem

in Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond: Poetic Variety in Medieval Iceland and Norway

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257812
eISBN:
9780823261598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257812.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Rolf Stavnem’s contribution investigates the relationship of verse and prose in the prosimetrical saga form, the dynamic of “new-old” skaldic poetry, and the historiographical use of poetry to ... More


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