Runes by Martin Findell
The perfect short introduction to one of the world’s oldest writing systems: Runes. This book tells the story of runes from their mysterious origins, their development as a script, to their use and meaning in the modern world. Illustrated with a range of beautiful objects that show the runic inscriptions in context, Runes provides a glimpse into the languages and cultures of Europeans over a thousand years ago. Suitable for both general readers and historians, this title is an informative and accessible guide to the Runes script.
About the Author: Martin Findell is a Research Associate at the University of Leicester. His particular interests are in the problems of understanding the relationship between spelling and sound change in the early Germanic languages, and in the uses and abuses of runes in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Author: Martin Findell