Jómsvíkinga Sǫgur and Jómsvíkinga Drápur: texts, contexts and intertexts
Jesch, Judith (2014) Jómsvíkinga Sǫgur and Jómsvíkinga Drápur: texts, contexts and intertexts. Scripta Islandica, 65 . pp. 81-100. ISSN 0582-3234
Using theories of intertextuality the paper explores the implications of the complex transmission of Jómsvíkinga saga, with its multiple manuscripts, versions and cross-references in other texts. It then concentrates on the story-complex about the Jómsvíkings and the battle of Hjǫrungavágr, rather than the first part of the saga with its focus on Danish kings. The paper explores how this story-complex was realized in skaldic poetry, ostensibly a major source for the prose accounts.
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