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  • An Introduction to English Runes
  • R.I. Page
  • English
  • 09 December 2017
  • 9780851159461

5 thoughts on “An Introduction to English Runes

  1. says:

    Overall this is an excellent introduction to English runes The author clearly describes what runes are what they meant who carved them how scholars interpret them etc He lists the runes of various groups across different time periods and regions and he matches each one to the letter used in transliterating He tone is easy and his writing is clear even for people who have not previously studied runes or Old English His

  2. says:

    This may be called an introduction but Wow what an introduction By the time you finish this book you will feel that you obtained a degree in the subject Beware however for those only marginally interested in this subject y

  3. says:

    As a linguistics student focusing on runes this text is essential for anyone interested in the topic While it is an academic text it is meant as an introduction and written for those who are new to the topic and attempts to avoid linguistic vernacular whenever possible While a revision of an older version it is still highly relevant to contem

  4. says:

    On a visit to the Jorvic Centre I spotted this in the shop there how could I not buy it Such an obscure subject I thoughtAnd I was surprised to discover how obscure There is not much in the way of English eg Anglo Saxon writing out there that has survived unlike Scandinavian runes and it vanished completely from use after the Norman

  5. says:

    Did not read cover to cover A very long and academic look at runes

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An Introduction to English Runes

Th earlier finds the many runic objects discovered over the last twenty years with a range of inscriptions on bone metal and stone even including tourists' scratched signatures found on the pilgrimage routes through Italy It gives an idea of the immense range of information on language and social history contained in these uniue documents The late RI PAGE was former Professor of Anglo Saxon in the University of Cambrid. As a linguistics student focusing on runes this text is essential for anyone interested in the topic While it is an academic text it is meant as an int

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Ifth and sixth centuries the forms and values of its letters and the ways in which it developed up until its decline at the end of the Anglo Saxon period It discusses how runes were used for informal and day to day purposes on formal monuments as decorative letters in prestigious manuscripts for owners' or makers' names on everyday objects perhaps even in private letters For the first time the book presents together wi. This may be called an introduction but Wow what an introduction By the time you finish this book you will feel that you obtained a degree in the subjec

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Runes are uite freuently mentioned in modern writings usually imprecisely as a source of mystic knowledge power or insight This book sets the record straight It shows runes working as a practical script for a variety of purposes in early English times among both indigenous Anglo Saxons and incoming Vikings In a scholarly yet readable way it examines the introduction of the runic alphabet the futhorc to England in the f. Overall this is an excellent introduction to English runes The author clearly describes what runes are what they meant who carved them how scholars int