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THE ORIGINS OF THE RUNES (4)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 3/12/19) Although some scholars have suggested otherwise, the acceptance of aN orth Etruscan thesis in Germany in the 1930s and 40s was not inspiredby a nationalistic discourse. In fact if anything it fought against one. To maintain … Continue reading

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THE ORIGINS OF THE RUNES (3)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 30/09/18) O n the Continent another theory had been gaining in popularitysince the 1890s. In a climate of a growing awareness of the substantialflaws in W im m er’s Latin thesis, Friedrich Lösch, Ludwig Wilser andRichard Meyer … Continue reading

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THE ORIGINS OF THE RUNES (2)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 31/07/17 ) BERNARD MEES The North Etruscan Thesis of the Origin of the Runes The North Etruscan thesis has its foundation in a seminal article included by Carl Marstrander in the first issue of his Norsk tidskrift … Continue reading

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THE ORIGINS OF THE RUNES (1)

A reader directed me to a wonderful website called “Omniglot, a guide to writing systems”, which illustrates examples of various alphabets of the world. By examining some of these we can begin to see the influences which may have led … Continue reading

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