The Viking age Rune stones

There are over 3000 runic inscriptions on stone made in Scandinavia in the late Viking Age. This book is the first attempt by a historian to study the material as a whole.

The Viking age Rune stones

There are over 3000 runic inscriptions on stone made in Scandinavia in the late Viking Age. This book is the first attempt by a historian to study the material as a whole. The analysis reveals significant regional variations that reflect different stages in the process of conversion, and the growth of royal power. Many monuments were declarations of faith or manifestations of status; but virtually all reflect inheritance claims, and cast unexpected light on the prehistory of the inheritance customs found in later Scandinavian law codes. The results of this analysis make a significant contribution to understanding developments in other parts of the Germanic world, as well as Scandinavia. The inclusion of a digest of the data-base on which this book is based will facilitate further study of this rich vein of evidence.

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The Viking-age Rune-stones
Language: en
Pages: 269
Authors: Birgit Sawyer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

There are over 3000 runic inscriptions on stone made in Scandinavia in the late Viking Age. This book is the first attempt by a historian to study the material as a whole. The analysis reveals significant regional variations that reflect different stages in the process of conversion, and the growth
The Viking-Age Rune-Stones
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Birgit Sawyer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-12-07 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

There are over 3000 runic inscriptions on stone made in Scandinavia in the late Viking Age. This book is the first attempt by a historian to study the material as a whole. The analysis reveals significant regional variations that reflect different stages in the process of conversion, and the growth
Rune Stones and Magnate Farms
Language: en
Pages: 62
Authors: Birgit Sawyer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher:

Books about Rune Stones and Magnate Farms
Work and Worship
Language: en
Pages: 115
Authors: Laila Kitzler Åhfeldt
Categories: Inscriptions, Runic
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher:

Books about Work and Worship
Runes and Their Secrets
Language: en
Pages: 461
Authors: Marie Stoklund
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

Runes and Their Secrets is a collection of articles written mainly in English by recognized scholars, examining a wide range of runological topics. The articles originated as papers read at an international runic symposium that was held in 2000. Jelling Runes embraces Danish runic inscriptions from the first to the