Syllabus/achievement requirements


Terje Spurkland: "Norwegian Runes and Runic Inscriptions". The Boydell Press 2005. Norwegian version:I begynnelsen var fuþark. Norske runer og runeinnskrifter (Oslo 2001). In addition to this students are to read approx. 200 pages of selected literature suggested by the teacher. These selected texts are all be taken from two compendiums: Runology I and Runology II.

Runic Inscriptions

The following inscriptions are to be studied in a certain detail:

Proto Norse:

- The Kylver stone, KJ 1.

- The Tjurkö bracteat 1, KJ 136.

- Øvre Stabu spear-head, KJ 31.

- Gallehus gold horn, KJ 43.

- Strøm whetstone, KJ 50.

- The Einang stone, KJ 63.

- The Kjølevik stone, KJ 75.

- The Tune stone, KJ 72.

- The Möjbro stone, KJ 99,

From Proto Norse to the Viking Age:

- The Ribe cranium, (Stocklund 1996 in "Runologi I").

- The Eggja stone,

Viking Age:

- The Gørlev stone 1, DR 239.

- The Snoldelev stone, DR 248.

- The Jelling stone 2, DR 42.

- The Gripsholm stone, Sö 179.

- The Ramsund rock face, Sö 101.

- The Skalby stone, U 279.

- The Alstad stone, N61 and N62.

- The Dynna stone, N68.

- The Vang stone, N84.

- The Galteland stone, N184.

- The Kuli stone, N449.

Middle Ages:

- Vinje church portal 1, N170.

- Tingvoll church plaque, N446.

- The Lom rune-stick (offer of marriage), A74.

- Bryggen in Bergen rune-stick (tag), N684.

- Bryggen in Bergen rune-stick (letter of trade), N650.

- The Ukna grave slab, Sm 145.

Some of these inscriptions may be exchanged for another. Any exchange must, however, be accepted by the teacher.

Accessories: Sources to Norwegian runic inscriptions

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