Norwegian Runes And Runic Inscriptions

Author : Terje Spurkland
ISBN : 1843831864
Genre : History
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An accessible account of Norwegian runic inscriptions from their first appearance around AD200 until their demise around 1400.
Category: History

Runes And Runic Inscriptions

Author : Raymond Ian Page
ISBN : 0851155995
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Of outstanding value to both runologist and Anglo-Saxonist alike. EARLY MEDIEVAL EUROPE Discussion of the forms of the runic alphabet and interpretations of individual inscriptions, with consideration of wider matters on which runes throw light -- magic, paganism and literacy.
Category: Literary Criticism

An Introduction To English Runes

Author : Raymond Ian Page
ISBN : 085115946X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Introduction to the use of runes as a practical script for a variety of purposes in Anglo-Saxon England.
Category: Literary Criticism


Author : Michael P. Barnes
ISBN : 9781843837787
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Offers a full introduction to and survey of runes and runology: their history, how they were used, and their interpretation.
Category: Literary Criticism

Texts And Contexts Of The Oldest Runic Inscriptions

Author : Tineke Looijenga
ISBN : 9004123962
Genre : Social Science
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This source publication of all older runic inscriptions provides fascinating information about the origin and development of runic writing, together with the archaeological and historical contexts of the objects. Moreover elaborate readings and interpretations are given of the runic texts.
Category: Social Science

Ships And Men In The Late Viking Age

Author : Judith Jesch
ISBN : 0851158269
Genre : History
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A critical survey of the vocabulary of Viking ships and their crews, of fleets and sailing and battles at sea, based on the runic and skaldic evidence from c.950-1100, and studied within the context of Viking activity in the period.
Category: History


Author : Raymond Ian Page
ISBN : 0520061144
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 44.19 MB
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Describes the history of runes, suggests reasons for their invention and use, and shows examples of runic inscriptions on pottery, boxes, and memorial stones
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Nordic Runes

Author : Paul Rhys Mountfort
ISBN : 0892810939
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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With information on understanding, casting, and interpreting the ancient Viking oracle, this volume reveals the document based on the runic Elder Futhark alphabet of the Norse. 24 illustrations.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Viking Age Rune Stones

Author : Birgit Sawyer
ISBN : 9780198206439
Genre : History
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There are over 3000 runic inscriptions on stone made in Scandinavia in the late Viking Age. This book is the first attempt by a historian to study the material as a whole. The analysis reveals significant regional variations that reflect different stages in the process of conversion, and the growth of royal power. Many monuments were declarations of faith or manifestations of status; but virtually all reflect inheritance claims, and cast unexpected light on the prehistory of the inheritance customs found in later Scandinavian law codes. The results of this analysis make a significant contribution to understanding developments in other parts of the Germanic world, as well as Scandinavia. The inclusion of a digest of the data-base on which this book is based will facilitate further study of this rich vein of evidence.
Category: History

Viking Language 2

Author : Jesse L. Byock
ISBN : 1481175262
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Viking Language 2: The Old Norse Reader immerses the learner in the legends, folklore, and myths of the Vikings. The readings are drawn from sagas, runes and eddas. They take the student into the world of Old Norse heroes, gods, and goddesses. There is a separate chapter on the 'Creation of the World' and another on 'The Battle at the World's End,' where the gods meet their doom. Other readings and maps focus on Viking Age Iceland, Greenland, and Vínland. A series of chapters tackles eddic and skaldic verse with their ancient stories from the old Scandinavian past. Runic inscriptions and explanations of how to read runes form a major component of the book. Where there are exercises, the answers are given at the end of the chapter. Both Viking Language 1 and 2 are structured as workbooks. Students learns quickly and interactively. More information on our website:
Category: Foreign Language Study