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„Keine Denkmäler werden größer sein …“: Was ist ein Runendenkmal?
Ge­org-August-Universität Gottingen.
2013 (German)In: Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies, ISSN 1892-0950, E-ISSN 1892-0950, Vol. 4, 31-60 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

‘What is a runic monument?’ is the main question discussed in this contribution. Reflections are offered on the relationship between the German word Denkmal and Latin monumentum. An overview is then provided of the terms used in the inscriptions themselves to denote a runic monument, be it inscribed with the older or younger futhark. References in the runic texts to the aesthetic appearance of Viking Age memorials are examined, and the various characteristics mentioned are categorized under the following headings: beauty and stateliness, magnitude and monumentality, publicity and renown, insurpassability and uniqueness, colour and multicolouredness, poeticism and alliteration (verse design). Additional features are identified as characterizing such memorials, in particular impressive outer or physical appearance including artistic decoration. Runic monuments are comparable to Horace’s monumentum aere perennius ‘a monument more lasting than bronze’.

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2013. Vol. 4, 31-60 p.
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Runic memorials, runestones, object markers, monument termi­nology, runic poetry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-213049OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-213049DiVA: diva2:682690
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The Seventh International Symposium on Runes and Runic Inscriptions, Oslo, 9–14 August 2010
Available from: 2013-12-29 Created: 2013-12-17 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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