Bodies of Knowledge in Ancient Mesopotamia

The Diviners of Late Bronze Age Emar and their Tablet Collection

Matthew Rutz, Brown University

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€168,00
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ISBN13: 
9789004245679
E-ISBN: 
9789004245686
Publication Date: 
April 2013
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Hardback
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ISSN: 
1566-7952
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9

Tzvi Abusch and Daniel Schwemer

Mesopotamian anti-witchcraft rituals and prescriptions prescribe ceremonies and treatments for dispelling witchcraft, destroying the witch, and protecting and curing the patient. The Corpus of Mesopotamian Anti-witchcraft Rituals aims to present a reconstruction and critical editions of this body...
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8/1
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004189133
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December 2010

Andrew C. Cohen

This book combines archaeological and textual evidence to outline the process of mourning, burying, and venerating dead elites in Early Dynastic Mesopotamia. It argues that these ritual acts constituted a locus of ideological production and empowerment for early rulers.
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7
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004146358
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October 2005

Francesca Rochberg

In the Path of the Moon offers a collection of essays concerning Babylonian celestial divination. It investigates various aspects of cuneiform celestial omens, horoscopes, and astronomy and their wide-ranging influences on later Hellenistic science and philosophy.
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6
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004183896
Publication date: 
May 2010
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Volume: 
5
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004123878
Publication date: 
June 2002

Nils P. Heeßel

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4
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004123861
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July 2002

JoAnn Scurlock

This work explores the interaction between magic and medicine in ancient Mesopotamia, as applied specifically to ghosts. Included is a discussion of sin and natural causes in Mesopotamian medicine. Additionally, it transliterates and translates 352 prescriptions designed to cure psychological and...
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Volume: 
3
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004123977
Publication date: 
December 2005

Edited by Leda Ciraolo and Jonathan Seidel

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Volume: 
2
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004124066
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July 2002
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Volume: 
1
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789056930332
Publication date: 
January 2000