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Mesopotamian Magic: Textual, Historical and Interpretive Perspectives (New)
by Abusch, Tzvi
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Binding: Print-On-Demand Hardcover
Book ID: 9789056930332, 9056930338
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This volume, edited by Tzvi Abusch 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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