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Further useful Psalms

  • Michael Zellmann-Rohrer
From the journal Byzantinische Zeitschrift


An additional witness to the Byzantine tradition of application of Psalms for amuletic and other ritual purposes, conventionally termed “magical”, in a fifteenth-century codex on medicine and the occult sciences (Bologna, BU Ms. 3632), is edited and translated, and its place in the tradition is considered. Combined with another, indirect witness, references to analogous uses of the Psalms by Theodore Balsamon and Matthew Blastares, this evidence strengthens a recent suggestion of broad popularity for the practice in Byzantium.

Online erschienen: 2022-10-04
Erschienen im Druck: 2022-09-01

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