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The Viking-Age Rune-Stones

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This is the first historical study of the whole body of late Viking runic inscription stones in Scandinavia. The 2300 inscriptions yield unexpected information on a wide range of topics, including the conversion of Scandinavia to Christianity, the growth of royal power and, most important of all, the inheritance customs of the period.
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published December 7th 2000 by OUP Oxford
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Joseph F.
A book less about understanding the runes, and more about understanding late Viking culture with the help of the runic monuments they left behind. She spends much time on the rights of inheritance, but also touches on Scandinavian social structure and the influence on Christianity.
A large part of this book is really just one big catalog of runic monuments. It's good for researchers.
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