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Runes, Magic and Religion. A Sourcebook

McKinnell, J.; Simek, Rudolf; Düwel, Klaus

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Rudolf Simek

Klaus Düwel


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.

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date 2004
Deposit Date Feb 27, 2008
Publicly Available Date Jun 23, 2009
Series Title Studia Medievalia Septentrionalia ; Bd. 10
Keywords Runic inscription, Late Middle Ages, Weapons, Jewellery, Gravestones, Christian runic amulets.
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Additional Information Sample chapter deposited: Gods and Mythological Beings in the Younger Futhark


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