Corpus of Middle Babylonian and Middle Assyrian incantations /

The present volume is the first systematic treatment of the Corpus of Middle Babylonian and Middle Assyrian Incantations. It comprises an exhaustive and detailed catalogue of all magical material in cuneiform texts in Sumerian and Akkadian from the Middle Babylonian and Middle Assyrian periods (ca....

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Main Author: Zomer, Elyze (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz Verlag, 2018.
Series:Leipziger altorientalistische Studien.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; Body; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 Typology of Incantations; 1.2 Historical Setting; 1.3 Previous Scholarship; 1.4 Scope of Research; Chapter 2: Physical Properties of Tablets Containing Incantations; 2.1 Classification of Texts; Single Incantation Texts; Incantation Collectives; Incantations in Incantation Rituals; Incantations in Therapeutic Texts; Incantations and Diagnostic Omina; Incantations and Lexical Lists; 2.2 Classification of Text Formats; Tablets; Amulets; Cylinder Seals; Prisms; 2.3 Drawings on Tablets; Representations of Evil.
  • Geometrical FiguresImitation Script/Pseudo-Inscriptions; Acrostics; Representations of the Magical Expert; Representations of the Client; 2.4 Paratextual Comments; Rubrics; Subscripts; Colophons; Chapter 3: Geographical Setting and Archival Context; 3.1 Mesopotamian Heartland; Aššur; Nineveh; Dūr-Kurigalzu; Babylon; Sippar; Nippur; Ur; 3.2 Peripheral Areas; Ḫattuša; Karkemish; Alalaḫ; Emar; Ugarit; Akhetaten; Susa-Dūr-Untaš; Chapter 4: The Social Setting; 4.1 Magic & Medicine: Two Complementary Strategies; 4.2 The Functionality of Magic; 4.3 The Identity of the Magical Expert
  • The Magical Expert within Magico-Religious TextsThe Magical Expert outside Magico-Religious Texts; The Magical Expert as Scholar; Depictions of the Magical Expert; 4.4 Identity of the Client; Public Clients; Private Client; Depictions of the Clients; 4.5 Cooperation between Magical Expert and Client; 4.6 Practical Function of Incantation Texts; Private Magical Texts; Magical Texts as Reference Works; Incantations in Curricular Context; Āšipūtu as Spoils of War?; Chapter 5: Circulation of Incantations during the Late Bronze Age; 5.1 Thematic Grouping of Individual Incantations.
  • Unica and DuplicatesSpecific Diseases and Medical Problems; Various Diseases/Any Evil; Veterinary Medicine; Dangerous Animals; Human Agents; Incantation-Prayers; Miscellaneous; 5.2 Division of Unilingual and Bilingual Incantations; Unilingual Akkadian; Unilingual Sumerian; Unilingual Hittite; Unidentifed Language; Bilingual Incantations; 5.3 Local Scribal Traditions and Influences; Babylonian Traditions; Assyrian Traditions; Peripheral Traditions; 5.4 Concluding Remarks; Chapter 6: Standardization and Serialization; 6.1 Terminology & Definitions; Standardization; Serialization.
  • 6.2 Origins of Standardization and Serialization6.3 Forerunners to the Ritual-Series and Compendia; Terminology and Definitions; Overview of Forerunners to the Ritual-series of the First Millennium; Overview of Forerunners to the Ritual-Compendia of the First Millennium; 6.4 Concluding Remarks; Chapter 7: Selection of Texts; 7.1 Any Evil / Various Diseases; 7.2 Birth; 7.3 Dog bite; 7.4 Fever; 7.5 Gastrointestinal Disease; 7.6 Headache; 7.7 Lamaštu; 7.8 Maškadu; 7.9 Scorpions; 7.10 Sexual Desire; 7.11 Šimmatu; 7.12 Snakes; 7.13 Udug.ḫul & Udug.ḫul-related; 7.14 Incantation-Prayers: Ištar