An Introduction to English Runes

* Read * An Introduction to English Runes by R.I. Page ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB. An Introduction to English Runes Runes are quite frequently mentioned in modern writings, usually imprecisely as a source of mystic knowledge, power or insight. The late R.I. It gives an idea of the immense range of information on language and social history contained in these unique documents. For the first time, the book presents, together with 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

An Introduction to English Runes

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Rating : 4.51 (593 Votes)
Asin : 085115946X
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 266 Pages
Publish Date : 2013-10-20
Language : English

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Runes are quite frequently mentioned in modern writings, usually imprecisely as a source of mystic knowledge, power or insight. The late R.I. It gives an idea of the immense range of information on language and social history contained in these unique documents. For the first time, the book presents, together with 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. PAGE was former Professor of Anglo-Saxon in the University of Cambridge.. 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. This book sets the record straight. In a scholarly yet readable way it examines the introduction of the runic alphabet (the futhorc) to England in the fifth 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 shows runes worki

a classic study This work represents one of the most, perhaps even the most, important studies on English Runes available today. Page's approach combines careful historical linguistic studies along with the archaeology of the material. While I think he habitually understates the use of the Runes in magical practices, his contributions are extremely important and not to be ignored.I highly recommend this work to anyone studying the Runes in an. Good scholarly material Certainly this is a work of substance and authority; Page's scholarship is not to be doubted. However, I found the sub-text of magical negation a little difficult, when the evidence seems overwhelming. Yet it is a powerful work, full of information and interpretations that I have found most useful for my fuller appreciation of the runes, and the English runes in particular.. F. P. Barbieri said A great introduction to a little subject. Considering the popularity of runes, the fact that this book has been in print for years, the fact that it is the second edition of a textbook that has been the standard of its subject for a quarter of a century, and finally its very high quality, I am amazed to be the first to review it. Well, it is excellent. R.I.Page of Cambridge is living evidence that specialization need not mean narrowness. He is surely the most speciali

Professor R.I. . PAGE is former Elrington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon in the University of Cambridge, and Librarian of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

--JOURNAL OF ENGLISH AND GERMANIC PHILOLOGY (John Hines) . Remains the only book-length study providing a comprehensive and scholarly guide to the Anglo-Saxon use of runes. The new edition has been substantially updated and expandedNo serious library of Anglo-Saxon studies should be without it

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