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Naming the witch : magic, ideology, & stereotype in the ancient world

Author: Kimberly B Stratton
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007.
Series: Gender, theory, and religion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates the cultural and ideological motivations behind early imaginings of the magician, the sorceress, and the witch in the ancient world. This book highlights the degree to which these  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Barnard Alum Collection
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stratton, Kimberly B.
Naming the witch.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608123914
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly B Stratton
ISBN: 9780231138369 0231138369 9780231510967 0231510969
OCLC Number: 123350189
Awards: Winner of Best First Book in the History of Religions, American Academy of Religion 2008
Winner of Frank W. Beare Award 2008
Description: xviii, 289 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Magic, discourse, and ideology --
Barbarians, magic, and construction of the other in Athens --
Mascula libido : women, sex, and magic in Roman rhetoric and ideology --
My miracle, your magic : heresy, authority, and early Christianities --
Caution in the kosher kitchen : magic, identity, and authority in rabbinic literature.
Series Title: Gender, theory, and religion.
Responsibility: Kimberly B. Stratton.
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