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This booklet discusses a variety of elements of the idea and perform of magic in old cultures round the Mediterranean. whereas a few of its members tackle difficulties of method of study into magic and the definition of magic, others take care of particular historic and textual concerns. even supposing a big concentration is on Jewish texts starting from antiquity to the medieval interval, the ebook additionally comprises reports of a number of magical texts from historical Mesopotamia and their influence on later magical perform, and experiences of Greek and Zoroastrian texts and artifacts. The methods therefore diversity from the exam of textual or visible assets to theoretical matters resembling the background of analysis and the definition of magic.

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D. Nabûkußur-“u”). In other cuneiform tablets the colophons are broken or missing. Additional texts of this complex, mainly in the British Museum, remain unpublished, and in addition there are other groups of late Achaemenid tablets from this place. 16 See Geller 1997; 1999, and the literature cited in n. 22. See also the discussion below. 17 Rm 717+ and BM 55148+ (see Finkel 1988: 150), published in Geller 2000: 242–254. 18 Finkel 1988, especially the list of texts pp. 153–155. 19 Finkel 1991.

1: The divorce formula and its ramifications”, in: T. Abusch and K. ), Mesopotamian magic: textual, historical, and interpretative perspectives (Ancient Magic and Divination, 1), Groningen: Styx, 173–195. —— 1999b. “Parole des dieux, parole des anges: à propos des coupes magiques de la Babylonie sassanide”, in: Union Académique Internationale. Soixante-treizième session annuelle du Comité. Cracovie, du 20 au 26 juin 1999. Compte rendu, Bruxelles: Secrétariat administrative de l’UAI, pp. 17–33. [Also published in: Bullein de la Classe des Lettres, Académie Royale de Belgique, 6e série, tome X, 1999, pp.

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