Syllabus/achievement requirements

Literature. 400 pages are to be read in total. Students may select relevant articles from the compendiums "Runology l" and "Runology II" according to the following list, and/or (parts of ) books headed under "Other relevant literature". The final reading list must be approved by the teacher.

Relevant literature from compendiums "Runology I" and "Runology Il":

Moltke, Erik: Runic writing. In: Runes and their origin. Denmark and Elsewhere:, pp. 21-73, 1985. National Museum of Denmark.

Page, Ray: The Script and its problems. In: Runes, av Ray Page, pp. 6-13, 1987. British Museum Press.

Williams, Henrik: The Origin of the Runes. In: Frisian runes and neighbouring traditions, ed. by Looijenga, T. og Quak A., pp.211-218, 1996. Amsterdam-Atlanta GA.

Antonsen, Elmer: The Earliest Germanic writing system. In: Runes and Germanic Linguistics, pp.37-50, 2002. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, New York.

Antonsen, Elmer: Age and origin of the "futhark". In: Runes and Germanic Linguistics, pp.93-117, 2002. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, New York.

Antonsen, Elmer: Sacral or Secular? In: Runes and Germanic Linguistics, pp.169-205, 2002. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, New York.

Antonsen, Elmer: On Runological and Linguistic Evidence for Dating Runic Inscriptions. In: Runeninschriften als Quellen interdisziplinarer Forschung, ed. by Duwel, Klaus, pp.150-159, 1998. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin - New York.

Nielsen, Hans F.: The Linguistic Status of the Early Runic Inscriptions of Scandinavia. In: Runeninschriften als Quellen interdisziplinarer Forschung, ed. by Duwel, Klaus, pp.539-555, 1998. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin - New York.

Barnes, Michael: On types of argumentation in Runic studies. In: Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Runes and Runic Inscriptions, ed. by Knirk, James, pp.11-29, 1994.

Barnes, Michael: The transitional inscription. In: Runeninschriften als Quellen interdisziplinarer Forschung, ed. by Duwel, Klaus, pp.448-461, 1998. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin - New York.

Stoklund, Marie: The Ribe Cranium Inscription and the Scandinavian Transition to the Younger Reduced "Futhark". In: Frisian Runes and neighbouring traditions, ed by Looijenga, T og Quak, A, pp. 199-209, 1996. Amsterdam-Atlanta GA.

Haugen, Einar: On the Parsimony of the Younger "Futhark". In: Festschrift für Konstantin Reichardt, redigert av Gellinek, C., pp. 51-58, 1969. Berlin und Munchen.

Liestøl, Aslak: The Viking Runes: The transition from the Older to the Younger "Futhark". In: Saga-Book 20 (4), pp. 247-266, 1981.

Barnes, M.: The Origins of the Younger "Futhark" - a reappraisal. In: Runor och runinskrifter, ed, by Jansson, Sven B.F., pp. 29-45, 1985. Almqvisr & Wiksell.

Liestøl, Aslak: The Literate Vikings. In: Proceedings of the sixth viking congress, ed, by Foote & Strømback, pp. 69-78, 1969.

Meijer, Jan: Literacy in the Viking Age. In: Blandade Runstudier 2, pp. 83-110, 1997. Uppsala Universitet.

Jesch, Judith: Still standing in Ågerst: Textuality and Literacy in Late Viking-age Rune Stone Inscriptions. In: Runeninschriften als Quellen interdisziplinarer Forschung, ed. by Duwel, Klaus, pp. 462-475, 1998. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin - New York.

Fuglesang, Signe H.: Swedish Runestones of the Eleventh Century: Ornament and Dating. In: Runeninscriften als Quellen interdisziplinarer Forschung, ed. by Duwel, Klaus, pp.197-218, 1998. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin - New York.

Page, Ray: Some Thoughts on Manx Runes. In: Runes and Runic Inscriptions. Collected Essays on Anglo-Saxon and Viking Runes, pp. 207-224, 1995. Boydell Press, Woodbridge.

Page, Ray: The Manx Rune-Stones. In: Runes and Runic Inscriptions. Collected Essays on Anglo-Saxon and VIking Runes, pp.225-244, 1995. Boydell Press, Woodbridge.

Liestøl, Aslak: An Iona rune stone and the world of Man and the Isles. In: The Viking Age in the Isle of Man, ed. by Fell & al., pp. 85-93, 1983. Viking Society for Northern Research, University College London.

Holman, K: Scandinavian Runic Inscriptions as a Source for the History of the British Isles: The St. Paul Rune-Stone. In: Runeninschriften als Quellen interdisziplinarer Forschung, ed. by Duwel, Klaus, pp.629-628, 1998. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin - New York.

Haugen, Einar: The dotted runes. In: Proceedings of the Seventh Viking Congress 1973, ed. by Almqvist, B., Green, D., pp. 83-92.

Other relevant literature:

Knirk, James: Hogganvik-innskriften: en hard runologisk nøtt. I: Viking 2011 [Norsk Arkeologisk selskap] pp: 25-39.

Glørstad, Zanette Tsigardias & al.: Minnelund og monument. Runesteinen på Hogganvik, Mandal, Vest-Agder. I: Viking 2011 [Norsk Arkeologisk Selskap] pp 9-24.

Hultgård, Anders:De aldsta runinskrifterna och Nordens førkristna religion. In: Religion och Bibel. Nathan Søderblom-Sallskapets Årsbok 1982, pp. 57-73.

Spurkland, Terje: From Tune to Eggja - the ontology of language change.: In Runes and their secrets : studies in runology ed by Marie Stoklund, Copenhagen Museum Tusculanum 2006, pp. 333–45.

Spurkland, Terje: The Older fuþark and Roman Script Literacy. In: Futhark. International Journal of Runic Studies. Vol. 1 2010, pp 65-84.

Spurkland, Terje: Literacy and Viking Age Runes. In: Gro Steinsland (ed): Transformasjoner i vikingtid og norrøn middelalder. Møteplass Middelalder 1/2006 [Unipub], pp.27-59.

Bæksted, Anders: Målruner og Troldruner. Runemagiske studier, 1952. Nationalmuseets skrifter. Arkæologisk-Historisk Række IV, København.

Nielsen, Hans Frede: The Early Runic Language of Scandinavia. Studies in Germanic Dialecy Geography, 2000. Universitatsverlag C. Winter, Heidelberg.

Birkman, Thomas: Von Ågedal bis Malt. Die skandinavischen Runeninschriften vom Ende des 5. bis Ende 9. Jahrhunderts, 1995. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin - New York.

Looijenga, Tineke: Runes around the North Sea and on the Continent AD 150-700. Texts and Contexts, 1997. Groningen. Relevante kapitler er I-IV, pp. 1-81.

Looijenga, Tineke: Texts and Contexts of the Oldest Runic Inscriptions, 2003. Brill, Leiden, Boston. Relevante kapitler 1-4, pp.1-145.

Grønvik, Ottar: Runene på Tunesteinen, 1981. Universitetsforlaget.

Grønvik, Ottar: Fra Ågedal til Setre. Sentrale runeinskrifter fra det 6. århundre, 1987. Universitetsforlaget.

Grønvik, Ottar: Fra Vimose til Ødemotland. Nye studier over runeinnskrifter fra førkristen tid i Norden, 1996. Universitetsforlaget.

Grønvik, Ottar: Runene på Eggjasteinen. En hedensk innskrift fra slutten av 600-tallet, 1985. Universitetsforlaget.

Grønvik, Ottar: Om Eggjainnskriften: Arkiv for Nordisk Filologi 103, 1988:36-47.

Grønvik, Ottar: Om Eggjainnskriften enda en gang: Arkiv for Nordisk Filologi 115, 2000:5-22.

Grønvik, Ottar: Om Eggjainnskriften - Epilog: Arkiv for Nordisk Filologi 117, 2002: 29-34.

Grønvik, Ottar: Runeinnskriften på Røksteinen: Maal og Minne, 1983: 101 - 149.

Lonnroth, Lars: The riddles of the Røk-stone. A structural approach: Arkiv for Nordisk Filologi 92, 1977: 1-57.

Barnes, Michael: Rök-steinen - noen runologiske og språklige overveielser. I: Maal og Minne 2007/2, pp 120-132.

Ralph, Bo: Gåtan som lösning. Ett bidrag till förståelsen av Rökstenens runinskrift. I: Maal og Minne 2007/2, pp 133-157.

Widmark, Gun: Tolkningen som social konstruksjon. Røkstenens innskrift. I: Runor och ABC, redigert av Nystrøm, Stefan, pp. 165-175, 1997. Stockholm.

Johnsen, Ingrid Sanness: Stuttruner i vikingtidens innskrifter, 1968. Universitetsforlaget.

Sawyer, Birgit: The Viking age Rune-Stones. Custom and commemoration in early medieval Scandinavia, 2000. Oxford University Press (paperback edition).

Schulte, Michael: The Scandinavian Runic Reform. A Sound Notion or a Research Dogma? In: Nowele. Vol. 56/57, pp. 107-121, June 2009. University Press Denmark.

Barnes, Michael P: The Origins of the Younger Fuþark: A review of Recent and Less Recent Research. In: Nowele. Vol. 56/57, pp. 123-142, June 2009. University Press Denmark.

Runic inscriptions:

A representative selection of 15 inscriptions in the older fuþark and and 20 Viking Age inscriptions in the younger fuþark. The representativity must be approved by the teacher.The inscriptions are supposed to be studied on the basis of current corpus editions.

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