University of California Press, 1987 - 64 Seiten
In Orkney, Shetland and the Scottish Islands, in Ireland, the Isle of Man and above all in Scandinavia, travelers still come upon great memorial stones, inscribed with the curious angular alphabet called runes. This is the story of these inscriptions from the earliest Continental carvings of the late second century A.D. through to the Viking age.
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alphabet Anglo-Saxon appear became beginning bone bracteates brooch called carved century characters Christian church clear clearly commemorated common contexts course cross Danish death Denmark developed died distinct earliest early East England evidence example finds forms Frisia front futhark Germanic give gold grave important inscribed inscriptions instance Isle king known language late later legend letters lines look lost magical material meaning memory monument Norse northern Norway Norwegian objects occasional Old English original perhaps period personal name piece presumably probably raised recent record region remain represent Roman round rune-master rune-name rune-stones runes runic runic inscriptions runologists Scandinavian script seems side silver similar sometimes sort sound spelling standing stone suggests Sweden types Uppland usually variant verse Viking vowel wood writing