Runes And Roman Letters In Anglo Saxon Manuscripts

Author: Victoria Symons
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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This book presents the first comprehensive study of Anglo-Saxon manuscript texts containing runic letters. To date there has been no comprehensive study of these works in a single volume, although the need for such an examination has long been recognized. This is in spite of a growing academic interest in the mise-en-page of early medieval manuscripts. The texts discussed in this study include Old English riddles and elegies, the Cynewulfian poems, charms, Solomon and Saturn I, and the Old English Rune Poem. The focus of the discussion is on the literary analysis of these texts in their palaeographic and runological contexts. Anglo-Saxon authors and scribes did not, of course, operate within a vacuum, and so these primary texts are considered alongside relevant epigraphic inscriptions, physical objects, and historical documents. Victoria Symons argues that all of these runic works are in various ways thematically focused on acts of writing, visual communication, and the nature of the written word. The conclusion that emerges over the course of the book is that, when encountered in the context of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts, runic letters consistently represent the written word in a way that Roman letters do not.
Runes and Roman Letters in Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Victoria Symons
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-24 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

This book presents the first comprehensive study of Anglo-Saxon manuscript texts containing runic letters. To date there has been no comprehensive study of these works in a single volume, although the need for such an examination has long been recognized. This is in spite of a growing academic interest in
Runes and Roman Letters in Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Victoria Symons
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-24 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

This book presents the first comprehensive study of Anglo-Saxon manuscript texts containing runic letters. To date there has been no comprehensive study of these works in a single volume, although the need for such an examination has long been recognized. This is in spite of a growing academic interest in
Reading the Runes in Old English and Old Norse Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: Thomas Birkett
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-27 - Publisher: Routledge

Reading the Runes in Old English and Old Norse Poetry is the first book-length study to compare responses to runic heritage in the literature of Anglo-Saxon England and medieval Iceland. The Anglo-Saxon runic script had already become the preserve of antiquarians at the time the majority of Old English poetry
A Material History of Medieval and Early Modern Ciphers
Language: en
Pages: 286
Authors: Katherine Ellison, Susan Kim
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-14 - Publisher: Routledge

The first cultural history of early modern cryptography, this collection brings together scholars in history, literature, music, the arts, mathematics, and computer science who study ciphering and deciphering from new materialist, media studies, cognitive studies, disability studies, and other theoretical perspectives. Essays analyze the material forms of ciphering as windows
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Language: en
Pages: 283
Authors: Michael D.J. Bintley, Martin Locker, Victoria Symons, Mary Wellesley
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-16 - Publisher: Springer

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