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Runes and Roman Letters in Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts by Victoria Symons

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Book Description

Within the corpus of surviving Old English literature is a selection of texts that combine runic and Roman script. These works range from some of the most celebrated of Old English poetry, including the riddles and elegies, to lesser studied charms and alphabet poems. This book presents the first comprehensive study of such texts, placing them in the context of developments in Anglo-Saxon literacy, writing practices, and material culture.


  • ISBN: 9783110491920 |
  • Hardcover: 236 pages |
  • Publisher: De Gruyter |
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  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook