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Magical Ceremony Maqlu: A Critical Edition (Tzvi Abusch) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2015) 9789004285149
Magical Ceremony Maqlu: A Critical Edition (Tzvi Abusch) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2015) 9789004285149
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Title: Magical Ceremony Maqlu: A Critical Edition

Author: Abusch, Tzvi

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2015

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004285149

Volumes: 1; Pages: 402

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The Akkadian series Maqlu, 'Burning', remains the most important magical text against witchcraft from Mesopotamia and perhaps from the entire ancient Near East. Maqlu is a nine-tablet work consisting of the text of almost 100 incantations and accompanying rituals directed against witches and witchcraft. The work prescribes a single complex ceremony and stands at the end of a complex literary and ceremonial development. Thus, Maqlu provides important information not only about the literary forms and cultural ideas of individual incantations, but also about larger ritual structures and thematic relations of complex ceremonies. This new edition of the standard text contains a synoptic edition of all manuscripts, a composite text in transliteration, an annotated transcription and translation.

Table of Contents

Preface

General Introduction

Abbreviations and Symbols

Chapter 1: Synoptic Edition of Maqlu

Chapter 2: Composite Transliteration of Maqlu

Chapter 3: Transcription and Translation of Maqlu

Appendix A: Maqlu Colophons

Appendix B: Maqlu Commentaries

Bibliography - Maqlu and Related

Bibliography - Other Cited
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