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Curse tablets and binding spells from the ancient world

Author: John G Gager
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1992
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For the first time text from tablets have been translated into English with substantial translator's introduction revealing the cultural, social and historical context for these spells and tablets of the ancient world.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John G Gager
ISBN: 0195134826 9780195134827
OCLC Number: 963692015
Notes: Includes index.
Original title: Curse tablets and binding spells from antiquity and the ancient world.
Description: xv, 278 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Competition in theater and circus --
Sex, love, and marriage --
Tongue-tied in court: legal and political disputes --
Businesses, shops, and taverns --
Please for justice and revenge --
Miscellaneous tablets --
Antidotes and counterspells --
Testimonies.
Other Titles: Curse tablets and binding spells from antiquity and the ancient world.
Responsibility: edited by John G. Gager.

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For the first time text from tablets have been translated into English with substantial translator's introduction revealing the cultural, social and historical context for these spells and tablets of the ancient world.

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