Book — 1 online resource (xii, 383 pages) : illustrations, maps. Digital: data file.
List of abbreviation List of maps
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This volume gathers all older futhark 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. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
"Köster investigates the subject of death and dying as depicted on Scandinavian runic stones from the Viking era. Her study calls into question our conventional understanding of the function of these inscriptions, showing that runic inscriptions were not limited to epitaphs, but were also prepared more generally for individuals who were still alive"--Provided by publisher.