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Author Findell, Martin, author.

Title Runes / Martin Findell.

Publication Info. Los Angeles : J Paul Getty Museum, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  430 FIN    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  417.7 FINDELL    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  430 FINDELL    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  430 FINDELL    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  430 FINDELL    Check Shelf
Description 111 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Series Ancient scripts
Ancient scripts.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 102-105) and index.
Summary "Runes -- letters in a set of related alphabets used to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet -- can be found across northwestern Europe, on everything from gravestones to jewelry. This mysterious and ancient script, in use from late antiquity through the early Middle Ages, has fascinated forensic scientists, archaeologists, linguists, art historians -- and even J. R. R. Tolkien. Illustrated with objects from the British Museum's collection that show the inscriptions in context, this engaging book is the ideal introduction to an age-old writing system" -- Back cover.
Contents Introduction: What are runes? -- The origin of runic writing -- From futhark to futhorc: Anglo-Saxon runes -- Runes and the Vikings -- The rune-names -- The work of runologists -- Runes in the modern world.
Subject Runes.
Inscriptions, Runic.
Inscriptions, Runic. (OCoLC)fst00973950
Runes. (OCoLC)fst01101333
ISBN 9781606064481 (pbk.)
1606064487 (pbk.)
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