Runes

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  • The perfect short introduction to one of the world’s oldest writing systems: Runes.

    This book tells the story of runes from their mysterious origins, their development as a script, to their use and meaning in the modern world.

    Illustrated with a range of beautiful objects that show the runic inscriptions in context, Runes provides a glimpse into the languages and cultures of Europeans over a thousand years ago.

    Suitable for both general readers and historians, this title is an informative and accessible guide to the Runes script.

    About the Author

    Martin Findell is a Research Associate at the University of Leicester. His particular interests are in the problems of understanding the relationship between spelling and sound change in the early Germanic languages, and in the uses and abuses of runes in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

  • Product code: cmc80298
    Exhibition: Vikings
    World culture: Vikings
    Title: Runes
    Author: Martin Findell
    ISBN: 9780714180298
    Format: Paperback with flaps
    Number of pages: 112 pages
    Size: 21cm x 15cm
    llustrations: 37 press-out pieces
    Publication date: February 2014
    Weight: 0.309kg
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Findellís book is a beautifully illustrated guide to understanding and reading runes and a tribute to this artistic form of communication.
Good Book Guide

Illustrated with a range of beautiful objects that show the runic inscriptions in context, ĎRunesí provides a glimpse into the languages and cultures of Europeans over a thousand years ago.
Alpha Galileo news website

An opportunity to discover an ancient form of writing.
Leicester Mercury newspaper

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