Sunday, October 21, 2012
A book on runes
Boydell and Brewer sent me a notice about this recent book on the Scandinavian runes. Here is what the author, Michael P. Barnes, has to say about it.
For those of you too busy to click through, Prof. Barnes basically says that there's almost nothing in print about runes except mystical interpretations. Barnes, on the other hand, taught runology from 1971 to 2006 at University College London, treating them as a practical means of communication. If you've always had a desire to read and use runes, this might well be the book for you.
The rest of the Boydell and Brewer newsletter is here.