Runic amulets and magic objects

Apr 02, Joseph F. Journal of the North Atlantic, Vol. Selected papers from the sixteenth international conference on historical linguistics, Copenhagen, 11—15 August , ed.

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The transformation of the older fupark: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Attilio Mastrocinque - - Mohr Siebeck. September Print publication year: Find it on Scholar. Sami marked it as to-read Mar 17, The question of whether runes were magical or not has divided scholarship in the area. Check if you have magiv via personal or institutional login.

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Amylets such texts are completely unique to Germanic society, and in fact, most of the runic amulets considered in this book show wide-ranging parallels from a variety of European cultures.

Anglo Saxon and Medieval LiteratureLiterature. Formulaic runic words were inscribed onto small items that could be carried for good luck; runic charms were carved on metal Please be advised that item s you selected are not available.

A fresh examination of one of the most contentious issues in runic scholarship - magical or not? My library Help Advanced Book Search.

The authors are usually clear and to the point: The question of whether runes were magical or not has divided scholarship in the area. If you would like to authenticate using a a,ulets subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click 'Authenticate'. Formulaic runic words were inscribed onto small items that could be carried for good luck; runic charms were carved on metal or wooden amulets to ensure peace or prosperity.

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Runic Amulets and Magic Objects

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Runic Amulets and Magic Objects by Mindy Macleod

But all the book has is a few drawings. The msgic problematic feature of this study is its authors' willingness to speculate beyond what the evidence actually allows.

I get the feeling that when the authors got together to compose this work, they wanted it to be THE book on how runes were used for magical purposes. A concise grammar of the older runic inscriptions.

This book seeks to re-evaulate the whole question of runic sorcery, attested to not only in the medieval Norse literature dealing with runes but primarily in the fascinating magical texts of the runic inscriptions themselves.

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