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- Publisher: ANGLO-SAXON BOOKS
- Format: Paperback | 75 pages
- Dimensions: 148mm x 210mm x 5mm | 136g
- Publication date: 1 June 1992
- Publication City/Country: Norfolk
- ISBN 10: 0951620916
- ISBN 13: 9780951620915
- Edition: 2, Revised
- Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
- Illustrations note: with text figs.
- Sales rank: 1,665,818
Kemble's essay on Anglo-Saxon runes first appeared in the journal Archaeologia for 1840; it draws on the work of Wilhelm Grimm, but breaks new ground for Anglo-Saxon studies in his survey of the Ruthwell Cross and the Cynewulf poems. It is an expression both of his own indomitable spirit and of the fascination and mystery of the Runes themselves, making one of the most attractive introductions to the topic.For this edition, new notes have been supplied, which include translations of Latin and Old English material quoted in the text, to make this key work in the study of runes more accessible to the general reader.
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