Preface-- Standardised futarks: A useful tool or a delusion?-- On Opir's pictures-- How to Do Things with Runes: A Semiotic Approach to Operative Communication-- Rune-names: the Irish connection-- Dating the Swedish Viking-Age rune stones on stylistic grounds-- Runic writing and Latin literacy at the end of the Middle Ages: A case study-- The introduction and use of runic letters on Danish coins around the year 1065-- South Germanic runic inscriptions as testimonies of early literacy-- Ligatures in Early Runic and Roman Inscriptions-- Runes in the First Century-- The Early Runic Inscriptions and Germanic Historical Linguistics-- Anglo-Saxon Runes: some statistical problems-- The Jelling Monuments
Ancient royal memorial and modern world heritage site-- From Tune to Eggja
the ontology of language change-- Chronology and Typology of the Danish Runic Inscriptions-- The yew-rune and the runes , G, h and i in the Old English Corpus (Epigraphical Material)-- Bracteate Inscriptions through the Looking Glass: A Microscopic View of Manufacturing Techniques-- Christian Runic Inscriptions in a Dynamic Context-- Closing Speech, Fifth International Symposium on Runes and Runic Inscriptions, Jelling: August 2000.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This is a collection of articles written mainly in English, dealing with a wide range of runological topics, all written by recognised scholars. The articles originated as papers read at an international runic symposium that was held in the year 2000. The book embraces Danish runic-inscriptions from the first to the sixteenth century, including such topics as the names of the runes, their chronology, literacy, runic coins etcetera. There are also articles on the oldest runic research and runic magic. Several of the articles present brand new knowledge, for example about runic encryption of military and erotic secrets from the middle of the sixteenth century. (source: Nielsen Book Data)