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An Introduction to English Runes (0) Paperback – 18 May 2006
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Remains the only book-length study providing a comprehensive and scholarly guide to the Anglo-Saxon use of runes. The new edition has been substantially updated and expanded...No serious library of Anglo-Saxon studies should be without it. JOURNAL OF ENGLISH AND GERMANIC PHILOLOGY (John Hines)
Remains the only book-length study providing a comprehensive and scholarly guide to the Anglo-Saxon use of runes. The new edition has been substantially updated and expanded...No serious library of Anglo-Saxon studies should be without it. JOURNAL OF ENGLSee all Product description
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Three things occur:
It is aimed at an academic audience, not a "popular history" one, though this doesn't make it unreadable to the lay person (me).
There really are very few runic inscriptions in England known to academia. If you find something in England with Runes on it covered in mud it will noticeably expand the corpus. Take it to a University or something.
Professor Page is slyly funny: "Younger, and therefore cleverer scholars have appeared in recent years..." and he can turn a phrase: "Defying the wreckful siege of battering days, I have...".
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I highly recommend this work to anyone studying the Runes in any way.
Unfortunately, Page's books tend to be avoided by those interested in the esoteric side of the runes, merely because he does not subscribe to the more speculative theories of rune magic.
This is a great shame, and would-be rune magicians do not do themselves any favours by shunning the painstaking research and detailed knowledge that Page has to offer. Surely, we are better off building on a sound footing of verified fact than starting off our studies from the shaky speculations of New-Age Gurus & cultists. Once you know the basic facts, speculate for yourself, you will then be just as qualified as any esoteric "authority" on runes.
Page's books should be an indispensable part of any serious runic library.
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