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Die babylonisch-assyrische Medizin in Texten und Untersuchungen...

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Die babylonisch-assyrische Medizin in Texten und Untersuchungen

Founded by Köcher, Franz

Ed. by Biggs, Robert D. / Stol, Marten

Band 8

Geller, Markham J.

Healing Magic and Evil Demons

Canonical Udug-hul Incantations

In collab. with Vacin, Ludek

    169,95 € / $238.00 / £154.50*

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    Publication Date:
    December 2015
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    Aims and Scope

    This book brings together ancient manuscripts of the large compendium of Mesopotamian exorcistic incantations known as Udug.hul (Utukku Lemnutu), directed against evil demons, ghosts, gods, and other demonic malefactors within the Mesopotamian view of the world.It allows for a more accurate appraisal of variants arising from a text tradition spread over more than two millennia and from many ancient libraries.


    vi, 729 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Udug.hul; Mesopotamia; incantations

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    Markham J. Geller, UCL, UK/Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.


    "For anyone seriously interested in investigating the impact of the incantation literature (Udug-hul in particular) on the history and practice of Mesopotamian medicine, this volume is, for all intents and purposes, irreplaceable."
    Michael S. Moore in: RBL 12/2016

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