Stanford libraries official online search tool for books media journals databases government documents and more. 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 here he investigates evidence from anglo saxon runic coins to manx inscribed stones including many of the known anglo saxon runic inscriptions notably the ruthwell cross and the franks casket and manuscripts and . Get this from a library runes and runic inscriptions collected essays on anglo saxon and viking runes r i page david n parsons runes the primary script of the germanic peoples retain in our minds a sense of mystery and excitement they still sometimes resist all best efforts to decipher them for all that they are the . Anglo saxon runes are runes used by the early anglo saxons as an alphabet in their writing the characters are known collectively as the futhorc or fuorc from the old english sound values of the first six runes the futhorc was a development from the 24 character elder futhark. To ask other readers questions about runes and runic inscriptions please sign up be the first to ask a question about runes and runic inscriptions raymond page was an anglo saxonist who specialised in anglo saxon runeology and who wrote the now standard study of english runes in an introduction to
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