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Runes, magic and religion : a sourcebook.

McKinnell, J. and Simek, R. and Düwel, K. (2004) 'Runes, magic and religion : a sourcebook.', Vienna: Fassbaender. Studia Medievalia Septentrionalia ; Bd. 10.

Abstract

The present source book offers a survey of all types of runic inscriptions with religious or magical connotations from the earliest periods to the late Middle Ages, from Rune on weapons and jewellery to runic gravestones and Christian runic amulets. It is intended as a scholarly answer against the common misconception of the supposedly dominant use of runes in magic. The present volume is structured in 15 units which enable its use as an aid to teaching without being excessively comprehensive.

Item Type:Book
Additional Information:The full-text of chapter 12 is available from DRO: McKinnell, J. and Simek, R. and Düwel, K. (2004) 'Gods and Mythological Beings in the Younger Futhark' in 'Runes, magic and religion : a sourcebook.', Vienna: Fassbaender, pp. 116-133.
Keywords:Runic inscription, Late Middle Ages, Weapons, Jewellery, Gravestones, Christian runic amulets.
Full text:PDF - Published Version (220Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://www.fassbaender.com/index.php?dest=sms10&dir=sms
Record Created:27 Feb 2008
Last Modified:06 Jul 2011 16:31

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