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Texts & Contexts of the Oldest Runic Inscriptions

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Overview

This volume gathers all older fu├żark inscriptions found in Denmark, Germany, England, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary, Bosnia, Rumania, Norway and Sweden. It contains essays on early runic writing, the historical and archaeological contexts of runic objects, and a new theory on the origin of runic writing. The book contains also a catalogue of the runic inscriptions found in the regions mentioned above. The catalogue gives datings, readings and interpretations, plus limited graphic, orthographic and linguistic analyses of the inscriptions from the above mentioned corpora, complete with concise bibliographical references. The overall aim has been to provide the reader with a practical survey of the oldest inscripti-ons from the aforementioned areas, together with relevant archaeological and cultural-historical data. The book is particularly useful for runologists, students and others interested in runes, such as archaeologists, historians, linguists and amateurs. It is actually a handbook covering all older runic inscriptions and their context.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004123960
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/11/2003
  • Series: Northern World Series , #4
  • Pages: 410
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Tineke J.H. Looijenga, Ph.D. (1997) in Historical Linguistics, is Senior Consultant at the University of Groningen. She has published extensively on runes and runic inscriptions.
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Table of Contents

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1. Runes, Runology and Runologits
2. History, Archeology and Runes
3. On the Origins of Runes
4. Summary and Some Conclusions

Catalogue
5. Early Danish and South-East European Runic inscriptions
6. Bracteates with Runes
7. Continental Runic Inscriptions
8. Early Runic Inscriptions in England
9. Runic Inscriptions in or from the Netherlands

Appendix
Bibliography
Index

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