Snorri Sturluson, Edda, Háttatal

Snorri Sturluson, Edda, Háttatal

Edited by Anthony Faulkes
1999 | 169 + xxviii pp. | 978-0-903521-41-3 | Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 in
$20 |

Háttatal is an Icelandic poem in 102 stanzas divided into three sections (kvæði) which exemplifies a wide variety of verse-forms available to Norse poets in the thirteenth century, accompanied by a prose commentary that points out the main features of each verse-form. The content of the poem is praise in traditional skaldic style of Hakon Hákonarson, king of Norway 1217-1263, and his coregent and future father-in-law Earl Skúli (1188/9-1240), for their generosity and valour in battle.

Originally published in 1991. Reprinted with addenda and corrigenda 1999.

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