An Introduction to English Runes download free [PDF and Ebook] by R.I. Page

An Introduction to English Runes download free [PDF and Ebook] by R.I. Page year 2006
  • Book name: An Introduction to English Runes
  • Author: R.I. Page
  • Release date: 2006/10/25
  • Publisher: BOYDELL & BREWER LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Dictionaries and Languages
  • ISBN: 9780851159461
  • Rating: 8.7 of 10
  • Votes: 650
  • Review by: Allena Blalock
  • Review rating: 7.87 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/14
  • Total pages: 272
  • Includes a PDF summary of 23 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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. 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 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 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. It gives an idea of the immense range of information on language and social history contained in these unique documents. The late R.I. PAGE was former Professor of Anglo-Saxon in the University of Cambridge.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 15H24M48S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: British & Irish History, Lettering & Calligraphy, Archaeology, Historical & Comparative Linguistics, Translation & Interpretation, Palaeography (history Of Writing), Fortune-telling & Divination, Literature: History & Criticism, Archaeology By Period / Region
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 23.12 USD
  • Dimensions: 156x234x16.26mm
  • Weight: 458.13g
  • Printed by: The Boydell Press
  • Published in: Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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