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Stories, Poems, and Literature from the Viking Age 13th century Icelandic manuscript Our knowledge of the Viking people comes from several sources. One valuable source is the literature from the period.
Norse people loved stories, and some of the stories and poems they themselves wrote, and that their descendants wrote still survive. Stories about the Norsemen were also written by their contemporaries, including both their trading partners such as the Arabs and the victims of their raids such as the Christian clerics who kept the historical records in Europe.
This section describes written records the Viking-age people left behind. With minor variations, this language was spoken throughout the Norse lands during the Viking period. Old Norse is one of ten branches that make up the Indo-European family of languages which have been spoken throughout Europe and southern Asia for the last years.
Old Norse is the root language from which the modern Scandinavian languages descended, and is a close relative of modern English, Dutch, and German.
During the period designs of writing alphabets backwards AD, rapid linguistic changes occurred, which separated the Norse from other Germanic people on the European continent to the south and west. During the Viking age, language was no barrier to communication across the Norse lands; from Greenland to the Baltic, nearly the same language was spoken throughout.
However, there is evidence that, despite the common language, a man's homeland could be identified by his speech.
Some scholars today would go further and say that by the start of the Norse era, significant differences already existed between East Norse Sweden and Denmark and West Norse Norway and the Atlantic settlements such as Iceland dialects.
If you would like to learn Old Icelandic, the language of the sagas and eddas, please consider joining us for our annual Hurstwic Old Norse Language Bootcampan intensive weekend-long introduction to the language.
Writing and Runes The futhork runic "alphabet" so called for the sounds of the first six letters in the runic row was in wide use throughout northern Europe from roughly the 3rd to the 12th century. At first, 24 letters were used, but in the 9th century, the futhork alphabet was simplified to 16 letters, beginning in Denmark, then rapidly spreading throughout the region.
Many variations of the futhork rune row were used; one of the Danish variants is shown above. In the same way that a modern reader of English would recognize all these glyphs as representing an upper case "G", a Viking-age reader would recognize the many ways a rune might be represented.
The runes consist of straight lines, typically in the form of a vertical a stave with diagonal branches twigs. The lack of any curves makes the runes easy to carve into wood, bone, or stone, which were the normal writing materials among the Norse.
Runes are found carved graffiti-like into historical buildings and statuary not just in northern Europe, but all across the continent, clearly showing the extent to which the Norsemen roamed over Europe.
The marble lion shown in the sketch to the left is from outside Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, where some unknown Norse traveler carved runic graffiti into the shoulder of the beast.
Judging from the number of inscriptions found on stones in Nordic lands that were clearly intended to be seen and read, and from the number of everyday objects inscribed with runes, it is possible that much of the Norse population could read runes.
Many of the inscriptions are in the form of memorial stones, such as those illustrated below on this page. These stones are highly public memorials. There's scarcely any reason to erect them if most of the population could not read them.
Many everyday objects are found inscribed with the owner's name, or the maker's name, or other messages.The Columbia University Statistical Laboratory (location unknown) includes Hollerith tabulating, punching, and sorting machines, Burroughs adding machines, Brunsviga and Millionaire calculators (the latter was the first device to perform direct multiplication), plus reference works such as math and statistical tables.
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This civilization flourished in the areas of present-day Ecuador, Peru, and Chile and had its administrative, military and political center located at Cusco which lies in modern-day Peru.
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