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Title Officina magica : essays on the practice of magic in antiquity / edited by Shaul Shaked
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (x, 320 pages)
Series IJS studies in Judaica, 1570-1581 ; v. 4
IJS studies in Judaica ; v. 4. 1570-1581
Contents Form and purpose in Aramaic spells: some Jewish themes (the poetics of magic texts) / Shaul Shaked -- Incantations in southern Mesopotamia -- from clay tablets to magical bowls (thoughts on the decline of the Babylonian culture) / Joachim Oelsner -- Tablets and magical bowls / Markham J. Geller -- Lunar and snake omens among the Zoroastrians / Antonio Panaino -- What is a magical text? Methodological reflections aimed at redefining early Jewish magic / Yuval Harari -- Drawing and writing: a fourth-century magical spell from Oxyrhynchus / Hagit Amirav -- (Re)interpreting magical gems, ancient and modern / Simone Michel -- Jewish mysticism in the Geonic period: the prayer of Rav Hamnuna Sava / Klaus Herrmann -- Some observations on the diffusion of Jewish magical texts from late antiquity and the early middle ages in manuscripts from the Cairo Genizah and Ashkenaz / Reimund Leicht -- Understanding ritual in Jewish magic: perspectives from the Genizah and related sources / Michael D. Swartz -- "Watermarks" in the MS Munich, Hebr. 95: magical recipes in historical context / Giuseppe Veltri -- The unwritten chapter: notes towards a social and religious history of Geniza magic / Steven Wasserstrom -- Magic and human reason / Marcel Sigrist
Summary This book of essays deals with magical phenomena in Mesopotamian, Zoroastrian, Greek and Jewish cultures. The topics discussed include Mesopotamian magic, its impact on the Aramaic magic bowls, Jewish magical literature, magical gems, Zoroastrian omens, and methods of research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 316) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Jewish magic -- Congresses.
Magic in rabbinical literature -- Congresses.
Magic, Ancient -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Shaked, Shaul.
LC no. 2005042075
ISBN 1429453486 (electronic bk.)
1433705958 (electronic bk.)
9004144595 (hc ; alk. paper)
9781429453486 (electronic bk.)
9781433705953 (electronic bk.)
9789004144590 (hc ; alk. paper)