Runic Bibliography

Arntz, H. Bibliographie der Runenkunde. n.l.: n.p., 1937.

_____. Handbuch der Runenkunde. Halle: n.p., 1944.

_____ and H. Zeiss. Die Einheimischen Runendenkmaler des Festlandes. Leipzig: n.p., 1939.

Baeksted, Anders. Jyske runestene. Copenhagen: Gjellerups Forlag, 1968.

In Danish. Basic overview of Danish inscriptions.

Barnes, Michael P. The Runic Inscriptions of Maeshowe, Orkney. Uppsala: Institutionen fur nordiska sprak, Uppsala Universitet, n.d. (ISBN 91-506-1042-2)

Bately, J.M. and V.I. Evison. "The Derby Bone Piece", in Medieval Archaeology V. n.l.: n.p., 1961.

Berolez, R. Runica Manuscripta: The English Tradition. Brugge: n.p., 1954.

Birkmann, Thomas. Von Aagedal bis Malt - Die skandinavischen Runeninschriften vom Ende des 5. bis Ende des 9. Jahrhundets. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1995.

Brodeur, Arthur Gilchrist. The Riddle of the Runes. n.l.: University of California, 1973.

Quite possibly prejudiced and out of date as to inscriptions, good for examples of arguments in the field of Runology.

Duwel, Klaus. Runenkunde. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968.

Elliott, Ralph W.V. Runes, An Introduction. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989, 2nd. ed.

Not satisfactory for Scand. runes; deals with N. Italian theory.

Gordon, E.V.; rev. A.R. Taylor. An Introduction to Old Norse. London: Oxford University Press, 1957 (2nd Edition).

Runic section out of date, and translations untrustworthy.

Haugen, Einar. The Scandinavian Languages. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1976.

The early sections include information on runic inscriptions including actual inscriptions at the end of these chapters.

Hermannsson, H. Catalogue of Runic Literature. n.l.: Oxford, 1918.

Jacobsen, Lis and Erik Moltke. The Runic Inscriptions of Denmark. n.l.: Einar Munksgaards Forlag, 1947.

Jansson, Sven Birger Fredrik. Swedish Vikings in England: The Evidence of the Rune Stones. London, Engl.: H.K. Lewis & Co., 1966.

A short sample of Swedish runestones.

_____; trans. Peter G. Foote. The Runes of Sweden. Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt & Söners Förlag, 1962.

Good, beware of spelling conventions.

Jensen, Hans; trans. George Unwin. Sign, Symbol and Script. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1969.

Good, see sections on Germanic and Celtic Scripts. Best for an overall understanding.

Johnsen, Ingrid Sanness. Stuttruner. Oslo: Universitetsforlagets Trykningssentral, 1968.

In Norwegian. Some interesting material, but heavy slogging.

Kermode, P.M.C. Manx Crosses. London: Bemrose and Sons, 1907.

Liestol, A. "Correspondence in Runes" in Mediaeval Scandinavia 1, 1968.

Piece on runakefli particularly from Bergen.

_____. "The Literate Vikings" in Proceedings of the Sixth Viking Conference, Uppsala: n.p., 1971.

_____. "Will you marry me?" in Mediaeval Scandinavia 10, 1977.

Piece on a runakefli found under a church floor. Very interesting.

Makaev, E.A. The language of the oldest runic inscriptions: A linguistic and historical analysis n.l.: n.p., 1996.

Moltke, Erik; trans. Peter G. Foote. Runes and their origin, Denmark and elsewhere. Copenhagen: National Museum of Denmark, 1985.

Excellent comprehensive source for Danish inscriptions. As with so many of these books care should be taken with the spelling conventions which seem too heavily influenced by linguistic theory.

_____. Runerne i Danmark og deres oprindelse n.l.: n.p., 1976.

Munksgaard, Elizabeth. Denmark : An Archaeological Guide. n.l.: Praeger Publ., 1970.

Musset, Lucien. Introduction a la Runologie. Paris: Aubier-Montaigne, 1965.

In French.

Nielsen, Niels Bge. "Freyr, Ullr, and the Sparlpsa Stone" in Mediaeval Scandinavia 2, 1969.

Good in depth treatment of the SparlÖsa Stone.

Nilsson, Bruce E. "The Runic `Fish-Amulet' from Pland: A Solution" in Mediaeval Scandinavia 9, 1976.

An interesting piece on a protective incantation.

Olsen, M.; Hakon Shetelig, ed. "Runic Inscriptions in Great Britain, Ireland and the Isle of Man ", in Viking Antiquities in Great Britain and Ireland, v.6, pp 151-233 Oslo: n.p. 1940-1954.

Page, R.I. Reading the Past: Runes. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987. (ISBN: 0520061144)

Good very basic introduction.

_____. Runes and Runic Inscriptions: collected essays on Anglo-Saxon and Viking Runes. Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 1995. (ISBN: 0850053879)

Reichardt, Konstantin. Runenfunde. Leipzig: Eugen Diederichs Verlag, 1936.

Some interesting inscriptions at the end of the book, the text is interesting if you read German in gothic script.

Shetelig, Haakon and Hjalmar Falk; trans. E.V. Gordon. Scandinavian Archaeology. London: Oxford University Press, 1938.

Good, advanced for date, see both chapter and separate sections.

Stephens, Dr. George and others. Handbook of the Old-Northern Runic Monuments of Scandinavia and England. London, Engl.: Williams and Norgate, 1884. (And the new reprint Felinfach, Wales: Llanerch Press)

Beware of Translations and be aware that all items identified as runic are not.

_____. The Old-Northern Monuments of Scandinavia and England. London, Engl.: n.p., 1866-1901.

Beware of Translations and be aware that all items identified as runic are not.

Strandwold, Olaf. Norse Runic Inscriptions along the Atlantic Seaboard. n.l.: n.p., 1939.

_____. Norse Inscriptions on American Stones. n.l.: n.p., 1972.

Sutherland, C.H.V. Anglo-Saxon Gold Coinage in Light of the Crondall Hoard. n.l.: Oxford, 1948.

Taylor, I. Greeks and Goths: A Study on the Runes. n.l.: n.p., 1879.

Thompson, Claiborne W. Studies in Upplandic Runography. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1975.

Excellent reference on Runography in Uppland, Sweden, specificly the Runemaster Asmund Karason. Not intended as reference for inscriptions.

Vietor, W. Die Northumbrische Runensteine. Marburg: n.p., 1895.

von Friesen, O. "Runes" in Encyclopedia Britannica, 14th ed., 1929.

_____. Runora. Stockholm: n.p., 1933.

_____; J. Hoops, ed. "Runenschrift" in Reallexikon der germanischen Altertumskunde.

Waterman, D.M. "Late Saxon, Viking and Early Medieval Finds from York" in Archaeologia, XCVII. Wahlgren, Erik. 1959.

Wessen, Elias and Sven B.F. Jansson. U 321 Skalmsta, Skanela Stone. Stockholm: Upplands Runinskrifter Andra Delen HI, Sveriges Runinskrifter, 1943.

See also Anglo-Saxon Runes.

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