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Click to Expand/Collapse Option1. Olaf Trygvason's Birth
Click to Expand/Collapse Option2. Of Gunhild's Sons
Click to Expand/Collapse Option3. Astrid's Journey
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Click to Expand/Collapse Option5. Hakon's Embassy to Sweden
Click to Expand/Collapse Option6. Of Sigurd Eirikson
Click to Expand/Collapse Option7. Olaf Is Set Free in Eistland
Click to Expand/Collapse Option8. Klerkon Killed by Olaf
Click to Expand/Collapse Option9. Of Hakon Earl of Hlader
Click to Expand/Collapse Option10. Of Gold Harald
Click to Expand/Collapse Option11. Councils Held by Hakon and Harald
Click to Expand/Collapse Option12. Harald Gormson's Message to Norway
Click to Expand/Collapse Option13. Treachery of Harald and Hakon
Click to Expand/Collapse Option14. Death of Harald Grafeld
Click to Expand/Collapse Option15. Gold Harald's Death
Click to Expand/Collapse Option16. Gunhild's Sons Leave the Country
Click to Expand/Collapse Option17. Hakon's Battle with Ragnfred
Click to Expand/Collapse Option18. Battle between Hakon and Ragnfred
Click to Expand/Collapse Option19. Earl Hakon's Marriage
Click to Expand/Collapse Option20. Death of Skopte
Click to Expand/Collapse Option21. Olaf Trygvason's Journey from Russia
Click to Expand/Collapse Option22. Olaf Trygvason's Marriage
Click to Expand/Collapse Option23. Earl Hakon Pays No Scat
Click to Expand/Collapse Option24. Harald Opposes Christianity
Click to Expand/Collapse Option25. Olaf Trygvason's War Expedition
Click to Expand/Collapse Option26. Otta and Hakon in Battle
Click to Expand/Collapse Option27. Harald and Hakon Are Baptized
Click to Expand/Collapse Option28. The Emperor Otta Returns Home
Click to Expand/Collapse Option29. Olaf's Journey from Vindland
Click to Expand/Collapse Option30. King Olaf's Forays
Click to Expand/Collapse Option31. King Olaf Is Baptized
Click to Expand/Collapse Option32. Olaf Marries Gyda
Click to Expand/Collapse Option33. Harald Gormson Sails Against Iceland
Click to Expand/Collapse Option34. Harald Gormson's Death
Click to Expand/Collapse Option35. Vow of the Jomsborg Vikings
Click to Expand/Collapse Option36. Eirik and Hakon Make a War Levy
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Click to Expand/Collapse Option38. Expedition of the Jomsborg Vikings
Click to Expand/Collapse Option39. Of the Jomsborg Vikings
Click to Expand/Collapse Option40. Battle with the Jomsborg Vikings
Click to Expand/Collapse Option41. Earl Sigvalde's Flight
Click to Expand/Collapse Option42. Death of Gissur of Valders
Click to Expand/Collapse Option43. King Harald Grenske's Death
Click to Expand/Collapse Option44. Birth of Olaf, Son of Harald Grenske
Click to Expand/Collapse Option45. About Earl Hakon
Click to Expand/Collapse Option46. Thorer Klakka's Journey
Click to Expand/Collapse Option47. Olaf Trygvason Comes to Norway
Click to Expand/Collapse Option48. Earl Hakon's Flight
Click to Expand/Collapse Option49. Erlend's Death
Click to Expand/Collapse Option50. Earl Hakon's Head
Click to Expand/Collapse Option51. Olaf Trygvason Elected King
Click to Expand/Collapse Option52. Lodin's Marriage
Click to Expand/Collapse Option53. Olaf Baptizes the Country of Viken
Click to Expand/Collapse Option54. Of the Hordaland People
Click to Expand/Collapse Option55. Rogaland Baptized
Click to Expand/Collapse Option56. Erling Skjalgson's Wooing
Click to Expand/Collapse Option57. Hordaland Baptized
Click to Expand/Collapse Option58. Erling Skjalgson's Wedding
Click to Expand/Collapse Option59. Raumsdal and Fjord-districts Baptized
Click to Expand/Collapse Option60. Olaf Proposes Marriage to Queen Sigrid
Click to Expand/Collapse Option61. Meeting of Olaf and Sigrid
Click to Expand/Collapse Option62. The Burning of Warlocks
Click to Expand/Collapse Option63. Eyvind Kelda's Death
Click to Expand/Collapse Option64. Olaf and Odin's Apparition
Click to Expand/Collapse Option65. The Thing in Throndhjem
Click to Expand/Collapse Option66. Jarnskegge or Iron Beard
Click to Expand/Collapse Option67. The Feast at Hlader
Click to Expand/Collapse Option68. Of the Thing in Throndhjem
Click to Expand/Collapse Option69. The Throndhjem Peoploe Baptized
Click to Expand/Collapse Option70. A Town in the Throndhjem Country
Click to Expand/Collapse Option71. King Olaf's Marriage
Click to Expand/Collapse Option72. Building of the Ship Crane
Click to Expand/Collapse Option73. Thangbrand the Priest Goes to Iceland
Click to Expand/Collapse Option74. Of Sigurd and Hauk
Click to Expand/Collapse Option75. Of Harek of Thjotta
Click to Expand/Collapse Option76. Eyvind Kinrifa's Death
Click to Expand/Collapse Option77. Halogaland Made Christian
Click to Expand/Collapse Option78. Thorer Hjort's Death
Click to Expand/Collapse Option79. King Olaf's Voyage to Godey
Click to Expand/Collapse Option80. Of Raud's Being Tortured
Click to Expand/Collapse Option81. Of the Icelanders
Click to Expand/Collapse Option82. Baptism of the Icelanders
Click to Expand/Collapse Option83. Halfred Vandredaskald Baptized
Click to Expand/Collapse Option84. Thangbrand Returns from Iceland
Click to Expand/Collapse Option85. Of King Olaf's Feats
Click to Expand/Collapse Option86. Baptism of Leif Eirikson
Click to Expand/Collapse Option87. Fall of King Gudrod
Click to Expand/Collapse Option88. Building of the Ship Long Serpent
Click to Expand/Collapse Option89. Earl Eirik, the Son of Hakon
Click to Expand/Collapse Option90. Eirik's Foray on the Baltic Coasts
Click to Expand/Collapse Option91. King Svein's Marriage
Click to Expand/Collapse Option92. King Burizleif's Marriage
Click to Expand/Collapse Option93. Olaf's Levy for War
Click to Expand/Collapse Option94. Crew on Board of the Long Serpent
Click to Expand/Collapse Option95. Iceland Baptized
Click to Expand/Collapse Option96. Greenland Baptized
Click to Expand/Collapse Option97. Olaf's Expedition Vindland
Click to Expand/Collapse Option98. Conspiracy Against King Olaf
Click to Expand/Collapse Option99. Earl Sigvalde's Treacherous Plans
Click to Expand/Collapse Option100. King Olaf's Voyage from Vindland
Click to Expand/Collapse Option101. Consultation of the Kings
Click to Expand/Collapse Option102. Of King Olaf's People
Click to Expand/Collapse Option103. Olaf's Ships Prepared for Battle
Click to Expand/Collapse Option104. Of King Olaf
Click to Expand/Collapse Option105. The Battle Begins
Click to Expand/Collapse Option106. Flight of Svein and Olaf the Swede
Click to Expand/Collapse Option107. Of Earl Eirik
Click to Expand/Collapse Option108. Of Einar Tambarskelver
Click to Expand/Collapse Option109. Olaf Gives His Men Sharp Swords
Click to Expand/Collapse Option110. The Serpent Boarded
Click to Expand/Collapse Option111. The Serpent's Decks Cleared
Click to Expand/Collapse Option112. Report among the People
Click to Expand/Collapse Option113. Of Earl Eirik, the Son of Hakon
HK06: Olav Trygvason
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Contents

1. Preface
2. References
3. Bibliography
4. Credits


Preface:

Heimskringla (HK) or the Lives of the Norse Kings

 

HK 06:

King Olaf Trygvason's Saga

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Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar en mesta or The Greatest Saga of Óláfr Tryggvason is generically a hybrid of different types of sagas and compiled from various sources in the fourteenth century, but is most akin to one of the kings' sagas. It is an extended biography of King Óláfr Tryggvason and relates in detail the conversion to Christianity of Óláfr Tryggvason and Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld. Composed around 1300 it takes Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar in Snorri Sturluson's Heimskringla as its base but expands the narrative greatly with content from the previous biographies of the king by Oddr Snorrason and Gunnlaugr Leifsson as well as less directly related material.
 
The saga is preserved in a number of manuscripts which can be divided into two groups; an earlier redaction preserved in the manuscripts AM 53 fol., AM 54 fol., AM 61 fol., Bergsbók and Húsafellsbók. The second group is a later redaction preserved in AM 62 fol. and Flateyjarbók.
 
The saga incorporates a number of þættir and shorter sagas, some preserved nowhere else.
 
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References:

For details on sources of the texts and editorial notes, see the Reference section of the introductory text to the BP edition of the Heimskringla.




Abbreviations for the whole library.


Bibliography:

Snorri Sturluson, Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson, Íslenzk Fornrit vol. 26: Heimskringla I. Reykjavik: Hið Íslenzka Fornritafélag 1941. Pp. 225–372.

Snorri Sturluson, Heimskringla or the Lives of the Norse Kings. Ed. and transl. by Erling Monsen and A. H. Smith. Cambridge: W. Heffer 1932. Pp. 115–217.



Credits:

Input by Amund Bjørsnøs, Spring 2016. Last published: 13 August 2016.


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