Þorsteins saga stangarhǫggs is among the shortest of the sagas of Icelanders. Often referred to as Þorsteins þáttr, it is in fact atypical of the þættir since these are mostly narratives from the kings’ sagas published in the twentieth century as independent narratives, whereas Þorsteins saga always stood alone, although it is closely linked to other sagas from Eastfjords of Iceland and preserved along with them in manuscripts.
Þorsteins saga stangarhöggs exists in only a single vellum manuscript, AM 162 C fol. dating from the fifteenth century. Only one page of the episode is extant there, but this preserves over half …
Citation: Jakobsson, Ármann. "Þorsteins þáttur stangarhöggs". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 April 2023 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=40995, accessed 28 September 2023.]