Jelling Runes: Fifth International Symposium on Runes and Runic Inscriptions. Jelling 16th-20th August 2000

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Runes and their Secrets is a collection of articles, mainly in English, dealing with a wide range of runological topics, all the works of recognised scholars. The articles originated as papers read at an international runic symposium that was held in the year 2000. Runes and their Secrets embraces Danish/Scandinavian runic inscriptions as well as runic inscriptions from other parts of the Germanic world from the first to the sixteenth century, that is before and after the conversion to Christianity. It includes ...
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Overview

Runes and their Secrets is a collection of articles, mainly in English, dealing with a wide range of runological topics, all the works of recognised scholars. The articles originated as papers read at an international runic symposium that was held in the year 2000. Runes and their Secrets embraces Danish/Scandinavian runic inscriptions as well as runic inscriptions from other parts of the Germanic world from the first to the sixteenth century, that is before and after the conversion to Christianity. It includes such topics as the names of the runes, their chronology, literacy, runic coins etc. Furthermore, it presents articles on the oldest runic research and runic magic. Several of the articles present new knowledge, for example about runic encryption of military and erotic secrets from the middle of the sixteenth century.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788763504287
  • Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
  • Publication date: 1/21/2006
  • Language: German
  • Pages: 461
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Standardised fuparks : a useful too or a delusion? 11
On Opir's pictures 31
How to do things with runes : a semiotic approach to operative communication 65
Rune-names : the Irish connexion 83
Dating the Swedish Viking-age rune stones on stylistic grounds 117
Runic writing and Latin literacy at the end of the middle ages : a case study 141
The introduction and use of runic letters on Danish coins around the year 1065 159
South Germanic runic inscriptions as testimonies of early literacy 169
Ligatures in early runic and Roman inscriptions 183
Runes in the first century 201
Das Norwegische Runengedicht - was sich hinter den zweiten Zeilen verbirgt 233
The early runic inscriptions and Germanic historical linguistics 247
Anglo-Saxon runes : some statistical problems 271
The Jelling monuments : ancient royal memorial and modern world heritage site 283
Zur Runeninschrift auf dem Schemel von Wremen 315
From Tune to Eggja - the ontology of language change 333
Johan Bure och hans Runarafst 347
Chronology and typology of the Danish runic inscriptions 355
The yew-rune and the runes [actual symbol not reproducible] and | in the Old English corpus (epigraphical material) 385
Bracteate inscriptions through the looking glass : a microscopic view of manufacturing techniques 415
Christian runic inscriptions in a dynamic context 437
Closing speech, fifth international symposium on runes and runic inscriptions, jelling : August 2000 455
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