Literacy in the Germanic Iron Age
This new survey investigates the origins
of runes and the reasons for their creation. What combination
of factors impelled the script's creation? How was it transmitted
from generation to generation? Who used it, when and how?
The author divides the thousand-year history
from inception to widespread adoption into phases and traces the
runes' transition from the secret of a closed social class to
the common property of entire societies.
This up-to-date study takes into account recent finds from Britain,
Scandinavia and the Continent together with new interpretations
of old finds.
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