Skáldatal

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Skáldatal (Catalogue of Poets) is a short prose work in Old Norse. It is preserved in two manuscripts: DG 11, or Codex Uppsaliensis, which is one of the four main manuscripts of the Prose Edda (first quarter of the 14th century), and AM 761 a 4to (about 1700), which also contains Skaldic poems.[1] It lists the court poets of Scandinavian rulers from legendary times up to the late 13th century with short notes on some.

The work generally agrees with extant knowledge on court poets from other sources though in some cases more poets are known for a certain ruler than are listed in Skáldatal. In other cases poets listed there are otherwise unknown.


This article incorporates information from the revision as of 21 April 2006 of the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.

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  1. ^ Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages.

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