Eiríkr inn góði and Knýtlinga saga

Translated title of the contribution: New Perspectives on Knýtlinga saga

Deniz Gulen*

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    Knýtlingasaga is one of the interesting examples of the konungasögurfor, other than Skjöldunga saga,it is the only saga which deals with a portion of medieval Danish history. The studies relating to the saga are, however, rather limited.

    With this poster, I willpresent two new ideas: one on the issueof authorshipand the other on BlóðEgill:(1) I will argue that Óláfr Þórðarson is not the author of Knýtlingasaga, but rather its compiler,because he not only had the necessary skills for compiling, but he also had access to the needed sources. (2) The addition of Blóð Egill is influenced by Christianity and Snorri’s impact on Óláfr himself during the years when Óláfr was his student.
    Translated title of the contributionNew Perspectives on Knýtlinga saga
    Original languageOther
    Title of host publicationSelected Presentations from the Network of Early Career Researchers in Old Norse (2017-2019)
    EditorsKatarzyna Anna Kapitan, Helen F. Leslie-Jacobsen, Luke John Murphy, Simon Nygaard, Beth Rogers
    PublisherAarhus University Press
    Number of pages1
    ISBN (Print)9788775074907
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2020

    Publication series

    NameSelected Presentations from the Network of Early Career Researchers in Old Norse (2017-2019)


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