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On the origin and early history of the runic script typology and graphic variation in the older futhark by Bengt Odenstedt

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Published by Gustav Adolfs akademien, Distributor, Almqvist & Wiksell International in Uppsala, Stockholm, Sweden .
Written in English


  • Runes.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-181).

Statementby Bengt Odenstedt.
SeriesActa Academiae Regiae Gustavi Adolphi,, 59, Skrifter utgivna av Kungl., 59.
LC ClassificationsPD2017 .O34 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination181 p. :
Number of Pages181
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1636420M
ISBN 109185352209
LC Control Number91187930

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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. The runic script was first mentioned in the 13th century Chronicle of Simon of Kéza, where he stated that the Székelys may use the script of the Blaks. Early Modern period. The Old Hungarian script became part of folk art in several areas during this period.   This volume gathers all older fuþark inscriptions found in Denmark, Germany, England, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary, Bosnia, Rumania, Norway and Sweden. It contains essays. Runes and the Origins of Writing. Author(s): Alain de Benoist In this wide-ranging yet concise study, Alain de Benoist brings his incisive intelligence and wide erudition to bear on the fiercely debated subject of the mysterious origin and practical and magical functions of runes, providing the reader with a thorough grounding in the potential origin points and evolutions of the Fuþark.