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When dealing with documenting runic inscriptions, there are two ways in which the inscription is presented: individually, dealing with its transliteration, interpretation, background, etc. and/or as part of a larger corpus with which the inscription may share some commonalities. These commonalities may be graphic, phonetic, archaeological, etc., but in this paper I will talk about […]

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The paper discusses the aims, methods, and results of a publication of the Greenlandic runic inscriptions. The aim is to describe the tradition of writing in a rural community in the North Atlantic. Due to the exceptional preservation conditions, more inscriptions have been preserved in Greenland than anywhere else. Inscriptions have been found during almost […]

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Efter Erik Brates död i april 1924 övertog Elias Wessén arbetet med utgivningen av Södermanlands runinskrifter. Det första texthäftet som omfattar knappt hälften av landskapets runstenar hade utkommit strax före Brates död, men de flesta av planscherna hade dragits tillbaka eftersom många av fotografierna inte höll tillräckligt hög kvalitet. Under tre somrar 1928–30 undersökte Wessén […]

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Die meisten Editionen von Runeninschriften bieten neben einer Transliterierung der Inschrift (Umsetzung der Runen in eine Schrift mit lateinischen Zeichen und Hilfszeichen) auch eine Transkription in eine landessprachliche Sprache an. Dieses Verfahren ist auch von Handschrifteneditionen bekannt, wo man dann von Normalisierung spricht. Im Lauf der Forschungsgeschichte hat sich z. B. für das Altisländische des […]

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The Anglo-Saxon runic poem is often regarded as the most popular and well-known representative of the English runica manuscripta tradition. It was discovered on a separate folio attached to MS Cotton Otho B. X, which, unfortunately, was lost in the 1731 Cottonian fire. The existence of the folio and its runes were recorded twice before […]

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