Anglo-Saxon Runes


Anglo-Saxon Runes
John. M. Kemble

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 it an attractive introductions to the topic.

For this edition new notes have been supplied by Bill Griffiths, 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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