AN INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH RUNES

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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

An Introduction To English Runes

Author : Raymond Ian Page
ISBN : 0851157688
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RUNES are quite frequently 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. The author, widely regarded as the expert in this field, examines the introduction of the runic alphabet (the fuporc) to England in the fifth and sixth centuries, the forms and values of its letters, and the ways in which it developed, until its decline at the end of the Anglo-Saxon period. He 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. An Introduction to English Runes appeared originally twenty years ago. It has remained unsurpassed for its overview of the subject, but in the intervening years much new material has been discovered, and research has significantly expanded knowledge of how and why runes were used. Such advances are here in this new edition (the many runic finds include a range of inscriptions on bone, metal and stone, and even travellers' scratched signatures found on the pilgrimage routes through Italy); the extensive updating confirms it as the essential guide to runes, revealing the immense range of information on language and social history contained in these unique documents.
Category: Literary Criticism

Runes

Author : Ralph Warren Victor Elliott
ISBN : 0719007879
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Runes

Author : Raymond Ian Page
ISBN : 0520061144
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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
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The Serpent And The Eagle

Author : Chris Travers
ISBN : 9781439223086
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The Serpent and the Eagle is the ultimate introduction to esoteric Runic studies. This work introduces the general mythic framework around the Runes, as well as going through each one in detail, and
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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.
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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.
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Just Add Blood

Author : M. Elkman D. Taylor
ISBN : 9781782794004
Genre : Religion
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Directed toward healing and personal development, Just Add Blood is an introduction to the use of the Anglo-Saxon runes. It serves as both a point of reference and a guide in how to use the runes and offers a fresh, contemporary look at the magical approach to rune usage within Anglo-Saxon culture and spirituality.
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The Old English Rune Poem

Author : Maureen Halsall
ISBN : 148759268X
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This critical edition provides unique access to a work which has challenged scholars and students alike. The book is the first to deal fully with the poem as literature and to supply the runic background necessary for an understanding of the raw materials with which the poet was working. The introduction offers a thorough discussion of the origin, development, and uses of runes before proceeding to the close examination of text, language, literary sources, style, and themes of the poem. Following the text and translation of the poem proper, detailed explanatory notes pay particular attention to the background of each individual rune and rune name, and the appendixes provide analogous material to assist in setting the poet's achievement into the runic context. Since many of the sources necessary for an accurate assessement of the Old English Rune Poem are written in foreign or dead languages, modern English translations have been provided throughout to ensure that the poem will be accessible to students as well as to professional medievalists. (McMaster Old English Studies and Texts 2)
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