Runes in Finland

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Runes in Finland
Ed. Kendra Willson
Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland
Skrifter utgivna av Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland 875
Tallinn 2024, 264 pp.
Only a handful of runic inscriptions have been found in Finland. They vary in age, geographical distribution and the type of artefact on which they are carved. Some are imported, while others point to local runic literacy. The question of runes in Finland has been a recurring theme in discussions of Finnish prehistory. It is particularly significant when it comes to the question of continuity in the Swedish-speaking population.

Runes in Finland aims to synthesize information on Finland’s runic inscriptions from the Viking Age to modern times. The authors of the book consider Finland’s runic inscriptions in relation to the archaeological record, runic practice elsewhere in the Nordic region, and their reception as part of cultural history.
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ISBN 978-951-583-608-3
ISSN 0039-6842
Förläggare Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland
Serier Skrifter utgivna av Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland
Tryckt (år) 2024
Publikationens omslag Mjuk pärm
Bandtyp Häftad
Språk engelska
Vetenskapsgrenar Arkeologi, Historia, Kulturhistoria
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