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Runes (Reading the Past)

 
 
 
 
Runes (Reading the Past)
Author: R. I. Page
ISBN 13: 9780520061149
ISBN 10: 520061144
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1987-06-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
List Price: $20.95
 
 

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.