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Bibil Identifier bibil:245461
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Corpus of Mesopotamian Anti-witchcraft Rituals
Title (English, ) Volume Two
Author Abusch, Tzvi
Author Schwemer, Daniel
Author Luukko, Mikko
Author Van Buylaere, Greta
Series Ancient Magic and Divination (Volume: 8/2)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USB 5482/2
Place 22:931.21
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-31854-0
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xvii Pages
533 Pages
height in cm 30
Genre Original
Notes 103 plates
Abstract Among the most important sources for understanding the cultures and systems of thought of ancient Mesopotamia is a large body of magical and medical texts written in the Sumerian and Akkadian languages. An especially significant branch of this literature centres upon witchcraft. Mesopotamian anti-witchcraft rituals and incantations attribute ill-health and misfortune to the magic machinations of witches and prescribe ceremonies, devices, and treatments for dispelling witchcraft, destroying the witch, and protecting and curing the patient. The Corpus of Mesopotamian Anti-Witchcraft Rituals aims to present a reconstruction of this body of texts; it provides critical editions of the relevant rituals and prescriptions based on the study of the cuneiform tablets and fragments recovered from the libraries of ancient Mesopotamia.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Mesopotamia (in general) : Literature : Rituals and Magical Texts
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Mesopotamia (in general) : Literature : Hymns, Praises, Panegyrics and Prayers
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