It shows runes working as a practical script for a variety of purposes in early English times, among both indigenous Anglo-Saxons and incoming Vikings. In a scholarly yet readable way it examines the introduction of the runic alphabet (the futhorc) to England in the fifth and sixth centuries, the forms and values of its letters, and the ways in which it developed, up until its decline at the end of the Anglo-Saxon period.
  • Author: Page, RI
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication Date: 29/09/2008
  • ISBN: 9780851159461
  • B-Code: B59461
  • Dimensions: 234x156mm