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Published by C. Winter in Heidelberg .
Written in English



  • Great Britain.,
  • Europe.,
  • Scandinavia.


  • Runes.,
  • Inscriptions, Runic -- Great Britain.,
  • Inscriptions, Runic -- Europe.,
  • Inscriptions, Runic -- Scandinavia.,
  • Inscriptions, English (Old)

Book details:

Edition Notes

English and German.

Statementedited by Alfred Bammesberger.
SeriesAnglistische Forschungen,, Heft 217
ContributionsBammesberger, Alfred, 1938-
LC ClassificationsPD2003 .O4 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination632 p. :
Number of Pages632
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1770149M
ISBN 103533044645, 3533044637
LC Control Number92122477

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Runes rooted in the culture of the early English and whose sound is part of the birth of the They can be found widely in literature and film; however, these Runes are usually the Elder Futhark. What people are less aware of is that the English have their own Runes, steeped in the heritage of an ancient land/5(15). Old English Runes and their Continental Background edited by ALFRED BAMMESBERGER HEIDELBERG CARL WINTER • UNIVERSITATSVERLAG.   The runes used by the Anglo-Saxons are known as the futhorc after its first six runes, which represented f, u, th, o, r, and c. It differs from earlier versions of the runic alphabet by the addition of runes to represent sounds found in Old English but not in earlier Germanic languages, such as the Old English diphthongs. 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 s:

Anglo-Saxon runes (Old English: rūna) are runes used by the early Anglo-Saxons as an alphabet in their writing characters are known collectively as the futhorc (fuþorc) (also spelled futhark or futhork), from the Old English sound values of the first six runes. The futhorc was a development from the character Elder the futhorc runes are thought to have first been. Runes and Runic Inscriptions: Collected Essays on Anglo-Saxon and Viking Runes R.I. Page How, where and why runes were used is still often mysterious; they continue to set puzzles for those who study them, among whom few are better known than the author of this book. ¤ Bammesberger, Alfred, ‘Three Old English runic inscriptions’ in Old English Runes and Their Continental Background, Alfred Bammesberger (ed.), Anglistische Forschungen, Heft Carl Winter Universitätsverlag, Heidelberg, , p. ¤ , An Introduction to English Runes, ISBN The Dover Brooch. "The Lid as Conclusion of the Syncretic Theme of the Franks Casket," in A. Bammesberger (ed.), Old English Runes and their Continental Background, Heidelberg b, pp. – Page, R.I. An Introduction to English Runes, Woodbridge, Parsons, D. Recasting the Runes: the Reform of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc (Runron 14), Uppsala

  The Review of English Studies: Article Type: Book Review: Date: Nov 1, Words: Previous Article: Old English Runes and their Continental Background. Next Article: Medieval Texts and Images: Studies of Manuscripts from the Middle Ages. Topics. Hines, John. "Some Observations on the Runic Inscriptions of Early Anglo-Saxon England." In: Old English Runes and their Continental Background. Bammesberger, Alfred (Hg.). (Anglistische Forschungen ) Heidelberg , 61– Hines, John. "Coins and Runes in England and Frisia in the Seventh Century.". Rec. av Old English runes and their continental background () By Henrik Williams. Topics: Scandinavian languages, Nordiska språk. Publisher: Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för nordiska språk. Year: OAI identifier: oai::uu Provided by: Digitala Vetenskapliga. An Introduction to English Runes. London: Page, Raymond I. "Scandinavian Runes in the British Isles". Popular Archaeology (July ). pp. Polomé, Edgar. "The Names of the Runes". Old English Runes and their Continental Background Ed. Alfred Bammesberger. Heidelberg: C. Winter. pp. Buy this book today!