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

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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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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Verbal Encounters

Author : Roberta Frank
ISBN : 0802080111
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Due to conquests and colonialism through the centuries, it is not unusual for languages and cultures to be influenced by other, foreign languages and cultures. The modern English language, for example, owes many of its words to Old Norse and Latin, debts dating from contacts made during the Middle Ages. Verbal Encounters is a collection of papers on the cultural and linguistic exchange in Old Norse, Old English, and medieval Latin literature written in honour of Roberta Frank, former University Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. The essays feature new scholarship in the field, on topics such as the integral position of Anglo-Latin within Anglo-Saxon culture and literature, constructions of feminine strength and effectiveness in Anglo-Saxon literature, the rise of Latin-based learning in twelfth-century Iceland, medieval Icelandic religious poetry, and the conversion to Christianity in medieval Scandinavia. The essays in Verbal Encounters are not merely a fitting tribute to Roberta Frank, but also strong contributions to current scholarship on medieval literature and culture.
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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

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)

Does Spelling Matter

Author : Simon Horobin
ISBN : 9780191643088
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book narrates the history of English spelling from the Anglo-Saxons to the present-day, charting the various changes that have taken place and the impact these have had on the way we spell today. While good spelling is seen as socially and educationally desirable, many people struggle to spell common words like accommodate, occurrence, dependent. Is it our spelling system that is to blame, and should we therefore reform English spelling to make it easier to learn? Or are such calls for change further evidence of the dumbing-down of our educational standards, also witnessed by the tolerance of poor spelling in text-messaging and email? This book evaluates such views by considering previous attempts to reform the spelling of English and other languages, while also looking critically at claims that the electronic age heralds the demise of correct spelling.
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Rune Cards

Author : Ralph Blum
ISBN : 1859061389
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This title is an introduction to the oracle of the Runes which can be used as a tool for self-counselling. The 25 cards represent the Runes themselves and can be used to guide you on a journey beyond the material to the creative and spiritual.