Qty:1
  • List Price: $90.00
  • Save: $5.64 (6%)
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Runes: a Handbook has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Like New | Details
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Unread copy in perfect condition.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Runes: a Handbook Hardcover – May 20, 2013

3 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$84.36
$66.70 $67.53
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"

The Associated Press Stylebook 2015
The Associated Press Stylebook 2015
This new edition contains more than 3,000 A to Z entries detailing the AP’s rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, and word and numeral usage. Learn more
$84.36 FREE Shipping. Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Editorial Reviews

Review

Barnes has succeeded in systematizing for students an elusive body of knowledge, and models...a careful, logical approach. MEDIEVAL REVIEW Extremely welcome (and) likely to attract an international readership. The book covers essential aspects of runology and it provides us with a succinct research overview. NOWELEAn accessible and useful introduction to the topic. YEARS WORK IN ENGLISH STUDIESProvides students with an introduction to the topic which is both accessible and erudite. It brings the reader up to date on current issues in the discipline and demonstrates the concern with methodological rigour for which its author is well known. HISTORY A user-friendly scholarly reference and resource. (...) Highly recommended. MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW Not only a handbook but a textbook for the study of runes. CHOICE, A prudently structured, lucidly written, and judiciously reasoned overview of a subject that has engendered much divisiveness among experts. (...) A first-rate contribution. ANGLIA, (An) immaculately produced book. (...) This book is both a pioneering textbook of runic studies and a reference resource on runes, thus serving the needs of students of language studies, medieval history and cultural matters, and the just plain curious. REFERENCE REVIEWS Overall, the book is abundant in interesting material, well-written, and.is a rare reliable source on this often overdramatized aspect of our field. COMITATUS An immaculately scholarly and notably rational introduction to runology. (It) tells the reader everything he or she needs to know about runes and how to study them. It will be invaluable to students. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Boydell Press; 1 edition (May 20, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843837781
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843837787
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #644,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jane T. Sibley on December 28, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Michael Barnes is one of the stars in the modern runological world, and this book is witness to that fact. He is detailed, has solid documentation, and isn't one for speculative runological fiction or post-Victorian period imagination and occultism. "Just the facts, ma'm, just the facts". But he also explores the world wherein runes were used; the whys, how, when, where. I teach runology in medieval re-enactment "universities" (which are very informal indeed), and I now add this book to my reading list; the only other one on my list for years has been RI Page, "Runes: Reading the Past". It's a pricey book, but I parted with that $80 upon seeing who wrote it, and am so glad I did. If you are serious about rune use in period, this should be at the head of your "I want it!!!" list.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lee on May 22, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Excellent overview for the english reader that knows no Old Norse . This is not New Age Heathenery . But what schollars have found out concerning the Runes , Includes an excellent bibliography . Recommended by Lee.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ron Spolar on September 27, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Wrapped very well, no damage; was as advertised; arrived quickly. Thanks
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Runes: a Handbook
This item: Runes: a Handbook
Price: $84.36
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?