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by R. I. Page

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0416662307
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978-0416662306
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R. I. Page
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Methuen young books (September 13, 1973)
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256 pages
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Runes and Runic Inscriptions: Collected Essays on Anglo-Saxon and Viking Runes by .

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Start by marking An Introduction to English Runes as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. For the first time, the book presents, together with earlier finds, the many runic objects discovered over the last twenty years, with a range of inscriptions on bone, metal and stone, even including tourists' scratched signatures found on the pilgrimage routes through Italy. PAGE was former Professor of Anglo-Saxon in the University of Cambridge.

Raymond Ian Page (25 September 1924 – 10 March 2012) was a British historian of Anglo-Saxon England and the Viking Age, and a renowned runologist who specialised in the study of Anglo-Saxon runes. Page was born in Sheffield in 1924, and was educated at King Edward VII School. His family circumstances required him to leave school at the age of 16. In 1942 he took a course in mechanical engineering at Rotherham Technical College, applying thereafter for a commission in the Royal Navy

An introduction to English runes . 2nd ed. p. cm. Originally published: London: Methuen, 1973.

An introduction to English runes . It has long been out of print, and there have been many requests for a second impression. In the twenty-five years since that work was written English runic studies have developed a good deal, so a straightforward reissue would serve no useful purpose.

This book sets the record straight. 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.

Runes are quite frequently mentioned in modern writings, usually imprecisely as a source of mystic knowledge, power or insight. This book sets the record straight.

Introduction to English Runes. It shows runes as a practical script, used by Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, and presents many runic objects with inscriptions. Introduction to English Runes. by Page, R. I. Recommend this! Marketplace Prices. Page, R. is the author of 'Introduction to English Runes', published 2006 under ISBN 9780851159461 and ISBN 085115946X.

An Introduction to Middle English Simon Horobin and Jeremy Smith Edinburgh University Press 01 pages i-viii prelims. 01 pages i-x prelims 18/10/01 1:14 pm Page i An Introduction to English Phonology 01 pages i-x prelims 18/10/01. An Introduction to English Morphology An Introduction to English Grammar. An Introduction to English Phonetics An Introduction to English Syntax.

Raymond Page is a famous rune-scholar from the UK. He wrote several books on the subject and lectured at Cambridge University. This book was first published in 1973, but heavily updated in 1999. I bought this book for two reasons. In about 250 pages Page speaks about each and every item with runes on it, found in the UK. He divides runes on stones, coins, in manuscripts and elsewhere

An Introduction to English Runes. Published by The Boydell Press. For the first time, the book presents, together with earlier finds, the many runic objects discovered over the last twenty years, with a range of inscriptions on bone, metal and stone, even including tourists’ scratched signatures found on the pilgrimage routes through Italy. Other Titles of Interest.

An introduction to use of runes as a practical script for a variety of purposes in Anglo-Saxon England.
Reviews:
  • Miromice
This author validates nearly everything he says. Clearly this world leading expert on runes considers their primarily use to have been as an alphabet. Page is very cautious concerning the magical use of runes but does define what evidence there is. Clearly he is not a fan of Thorsson and his opinion of Edred Thorsson is grim. This is a wake-up call for anyone who has read any of Flowers/Thorsson or other authors who dabble way too much in supposition. Runes were apparently carelessly scribed or carved in various ways; sloppy, upside-down, reversed, scrunched due to running out of space. There were regional differences in forms. Words were not always separated nor were sentences ended at the end of a word. Runes were scratched on small pieces of wood by husbands and wives communicating to one another; carved on monuments, walls, pottery, metal work; sometimes for decorative purposes only. They appear to have been a phonetic way for an illiterate society to communicate. This was a useful book to read but it is clearly an academic text book.
  • Tat
I purchased this book for my spouse, who is a medieval studies graduate student. He commented that the book is from a reputable publisher and contains information that was fascinating and useful to his research on the English language.
  • Little Devil
Not quite what I was looking for, but still a very well done, well researched introduction to the study of English Runes.
  • Iseared
This work represents one of the most, perhaps even the most, important studies on English Runes available today. Page's approach combines careful historical linguistic studies along with the archaeology of the material. While I think he habitually understates the use of the Runes in magical practices, his contributions are extremely important and not to be ignored.

I highly recommend this work to anyone studying the Runes in any way.
  • Kelerius
Certainly this is a work of substance and authority; Page's scholarship is not to be doubted. However, I found the sub-text of magical negation a little difficult, when the evidence seems overwhelming. Yet it is a powerful work, full of information and interpretations that I have found most useful for my fuller appreciation of the runes, and the English runes in particular.
  • Eseve
Excellent book!
  • Tisicai
For anyone serious about studying runes, whether academic or esoteric. This one deals particularly with the English branch of the runic traditions. It contains historical facts about the runes as they were used by the Anglo-Saxons, along with many excellent examples of inscriptions reflecting their daily use.

Unfortunately, Page's books tend to be avoided by those interested in the esoteric side of the runes, merely because he does not subscribe to the more speculative theories of rune magic.

This is a great shame, and would-be rune magicians do not do themselves any favours by shunning the painstaking research and detailed knowledge that Page has to offer. Surely, we are better off building on a sound footing of verified fact than starting off our studies from the shaky speculations of New-Age Gurus & cultists. Once you know the basic facts, speculate for yourself, you will then be just as qualified as any esoteric "authority" on runes.

Page's books should be an indispensable part of any serious runic library.

Sweyn
The Rune Primer
This is a smart, cautious, scholarly book, and a great start for anyone wanting to learn about English runes. Sadly, the focus is almost entirely on things like history, location, frequency, and cultural implications, and too little is devoted to the mechanisms of the script itself.