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Incantations and Anti-Witchcraft Texts from Ugarit

Author: Gregorio del Olmo Lete
Publisher: Boston : De Gruyter, [2014] ©2014
Series: Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records (SANER), 4.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides an edition and study of the Ugaritic and Akkadian incantation and anti-witchcraft texts from Ugarit. All texts have been newly collated and are edited here alongside translations, hand copies, photographs, and a commentary. The author offers an analysis and interpretation of these various magic texts within their Ancient Near Eastern context.
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Del Olmo Lete, Gregorio.
Incantations and Anti-Witchcraft Texts from Ugarit.
Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregorio del Olmo Lete
ISBN: 9781614514923 1614514925
OCLC Number: 948655744
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 278 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: Magic and Witchcraft; The Ugaritic Gods and Magic; The Babylonian Incantation Texts from Ugarit; Dubious and Incorrectly Identified Ugaritic Incantation Texts; KTU 1.82: A Miscellaneous Incantation/Anti-Witchcraft Text against Snakebite; KTU 1.96: An Incantation against the "Evil Eye"; KTU 1.96 Once Again; KTU 1.107: A Compendium of Incantations against Snakebite; KTU 1.169: A Compendium of Incantations against Word Sorcery; KTU 1.178: An Incantation against Snakebite for Personal Use; KTU 1.100: The Prototype Canonical Incantation Text. Conclusion:?l and?rn: Divine Power versus MagicBibliography; Indices; Handcopies; Plates.
Series Title: Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records (SANER), 4.
Responsibility: Gregorio del Olmo Lete.

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