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Author Schwemer, Daniel, author

Title The anti-witchcraft ritual Maqlû : the cuneiform sources of a magic ceremony from ancient Mesopotamia / Daniel Schwemer
Published Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz Verlag, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 91 pages, 126 pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Titel; Imprint / Impressum; CONTENTS / INHALT; Preface ; Abbreviations and Bibliographical References ; 1. A Ceremonial Ritual against Witchcraft; 1.1 Witchcraft, the Witch, and Anti-witchcraft Rituals; 1.2 Maqlû: An Exceptional Anti-witchcraft Ritual ; 1.3 Textual Form, Transmission, and Date of Maqlû; 1.4 Synopsis of the Maqlû Ceremony ; Protagonists and ritual space ; Overture
2.1 The Reconstruction of the Text2.2 Typology of Sources ; 2.3 Overview of Manuscripts ; Tablet I ; Tablet II ; Tablet III ; Tablet IV ; Tablet V ; Tablet VI ; Tablet VII ; Tablet VIII ; Ritual Tablet ; Possible indirect joins not reflected in the manuscript sigla
3. Provenance, Date, and Library Contexts of the Maqlû Manuscripts3.1 Manuscripts in the Royal Tablet Collections at Nineveh; 3.2 Manuscripts from Other Assyrian Libraries ; Aššur ; Sultantepe ; Nimrud ; Unknown provenance ; 3.3 Manuscripts from Babylonian Libraries ; Babylon and Borsippa ; Sippar ; Kiš; Nippur ; Ur ; Uruk ; Unknown provenance
4. The Canonical Text of Maqlû: Variants and Versions4.1 Variation at Section and Line Level; Rubrics ; Incantations ; Parts of incantations ; Text passages with serial structure ; 4.2 Variation at Word Level ; Sequence of words ; Missing words ; Additional words ; Substituted words ; 4.3 Variation at Morphological Level
Burning figurines of the witch Sealing the witch's fate ; Burning the witch and her devices ; Burning apotropaic substances ; Extinguishing the fire ; Incense and other apotropaic measures ; Ointments and magic flour circle ; Washing rites ; Finale ; 2. The Cuneiform Manuscripts of Maqlû
Summary "This book examines the epigraphy and history of transmission of the cuneiform sources of the Maqlû anti-witchcraft ritual, one of the major compositions of ancient Mesopotamian exorcistic lore and a masterpiece of Babylonian literature ... The origins of this book go back to a time when anyone who wanted to read the text of Maqlû had to make do with Gerhard Meier's composit 1937 edition, and the examination of individual manuscripts was possible only for those who studied the original clay tablets at the British Museum and in other collections around the world."--Page [vii]
Notes "This book examines the epigraphy and history of transmission of the cuneiform sources of the Maqlû anti-witchcraft ritual, one of the major compositions of ancient Mesopotamian exorcistic lore and a masterpiece of Babylonian literature ... The origins of this book go back to a time when anyone who wanted to read the text of Maqlû had to make do with Gerhard Meier's composit 1937 edition, and the examination of individual manuscripts was possible only for those who studied the original clay tablets at the British Museum and in other collections around the world."--Preface
Functionally a supplement to Tzvi Abusch's The magical ceremony Maqlû: a critical edition
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Text in English and Akkadian
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Subject Maqlû -- Criticism, Textual.
Maqlû -- Manuscripts.
Akkadian language -- Texts.
Cuneiform tablets -- Iraq.
Incantations, Assyro-Babylonian.
Magic, Assyro-Babylonian.
Ritual -- Iraq -- History -- Sources.
Witchcraft -- Iraq -- History -- Sources.
Iraq -- Civilization -- To 634.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Manuscripts.
Sources.
Texts.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3447196327 (electronic bk.)
9783447196321 (electronic bk.)
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