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Den analfabetiska ön: Om runinskrifternas relation till centralplatser under folkvandringstiden i Sverige.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay studies the runic inscriptions from the Migration period in Sweden and their connection to central places. The essays main focus is to identify the find location of the runic inscriptions and through that investigate if they appear in or nearby a central place from the same time period. The essay is divided into three different parts, in the first part I locate the runic inscriptions location of discovery. The second part contains locating defined central places or central areas in or nearby the location of the runic inscriptions. In the last part I separate the runic inscriptions and the objects material on which it is found upon, in order to identify if it is the inscription itself, or the object itself, which can be linked to centrality in the landscape. The result of the study shows that 10 % of the treated runic inscriptions are found in a defined central place during the Migration period in Sweden. 67 % of the runic inscriptions has been found in defined central areas, which all together means that 77 % of the treated runic inscriptions are connected to centrality in the landscape during the Migration period in Sweden. Furthermore, 15 % of the inscriptions can possibly be linked to central areas and the last 8 % show no connection to any sort of centrality in the landscape.

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2016. , 36 p.
Keyword [en]
central places, runes, runic inscriptions, migration period, central areas, Sweden
Keyword [sv]
centralplatser, runor, runinskrifter, folkvandringstid, centralområden, Sverige
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-48764OAI: diva2:893900
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Available from: 2016-01-14 Created: 2016-01-13 Last updated: 2016-01-14Bibliographically approved

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