Mesopotamian Magic: Textual, Historical, and Interpretative Perspectives
I. Tzvi Abusch, Karel Van Der Toorn
BRILL, 1999 - History - 299 pages
This volume, edited by Tzvi Zbusch and Karel van der Toorn, contains the papers delivered at the first international conference on Mesopotamian magic held under the auspices of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS) in June 1995. It is the first collective volume dedicated to the study of this topic. It aims at serving as a bench-mark and provides analytic and innovative but also sythetic and programmatic essays. Magical texts, forms, and traditions from the Mesopotamian cultural worlds of the third millennium BCE through the first millennium CE, in the Sumerian, Akkadian and Aramaic languages as well as in art, are examined.
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Wim van Binsbergen Frans Wiggermann
Mark J Geller
Karel van der Toorn
William W Hallo
Wilfred G Lambert
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