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The anti-witchcraft ritual Maqlû : the cuneiform sources of a magic ceremony from ancient Mesopotamia, Daniel Schwemer

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The anti-witchcraft ritual Maqlû : the cuneiform sources of a magic ceremony from ancient Mesopotamia
Title
The anti-witchcraft ritual Maqlû
Title remainder
the cuneiform sources of a magic ceremony from ancient Mesopotamia
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Schwemer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • akk
  • eng
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]
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schwemer, Daniel
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English and Akkadian
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Incantations, Assyro-Babylonian
  • Witchcraft
  • Ritual
  • Magic, Assyro-Babylonian
  • Cuneiform tablets
  • Iraq
  • Akkadian language
  • HISTORY
  • Akkadian language
  • Civilization
  • Cuneiform tablets
  • Incantations, Assyro-Babylonian
  • Magic, Assyro-Babylonian
  • Ritual
  • Witchcraft
  • Iraq
Label
The anti-witchcraft ritual Maqlû : the cuneiform sources of a magic ceremony from ancient Mesopotamia, Daniel Schwemer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Functionally a supplement to Tzvi Abusch's The magical ceremony Maqlû: a critical edition
  • "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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
ocn996420873
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 91 pages, 126 pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783447196321
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvcjr5j5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)996420873
Label
The anti-witchcraft ritual Maqlû : the cuneiform sources of a magic ceremony from ancient Mesopotamia, Daniel Schwemer
Publication
Note
  • Functionally a supplement to Tzvi Abusch's The magical ceremony Maqlû: a critical edition
  • "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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
ocn996420873
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 91 pages, 126 pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783447196321
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvcjr5j5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)996420873

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