runology

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runology

the study of runes and runic writing. — runologist, n.runological, adj.
See also: Writing
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Its distinctive feature is the impression it conveys of all kinds of research actively, even urgently, in progress, with runologists co-operating with specialists in related disciplines, and rigorously reappraising their own past work, and that of others.
The basic difficulty of making agreed sense of runic inscriptions necessarily still occupies runologists, but papers by Mark Blackburn and Catherine Hills make clear the extent to which expertise in numismatics and archaeology can advance runic studies.