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Exorcism, illness and demons in an ancient Near Eastern context : the Egyptian magical Papyrus Leiden I 343 + 345.

Author: Susanne Beck
Publisher: Leiden : SIdestone Press, 2018.
Series: PALMA.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Papyrus Leiden I 343 + 345 is one of the most extraordinary manuscripts providing a deeper insight into magic and medicine in Ancient Egypt. The main part of the papyrus deals with the ancient Near Eastern disease demon Sāmānu, who is well known from Sumerian and Akkadian incantations and medical texts. In addition, a broad range of other conjurations and spells against any pain and feet swelling are included. The  Read more...
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Beck, Susanne.
Exorcism, illness and demons in an ancient Near Eastern context : The Egyptian magical Papyrus Leiden I 343 + 345.
Leiden : SIdestone Press, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susanne Beck
ISBN: 9789088905414 908890541X
OCLC Number: 1030025147
Description: 1 online resource (221 pages)
Contents: Intro; Preface; ; PART I; Introduction; ; PART II; Text with transliteration, translation and commentary; ; Abbreviations; Bibliography; Appendix I: Glossary; Appendix II: Present appearance of the papyrus; Indices; Sketch of the papyrus; Plates; Lege pagina.
Series Title: PALMA.

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Papyrus Leiden I 343 + 345 is one of the most extraordinary manuscripts providing a deeper insight into magic and medicine in Ancient Egypt. The main part of the papyrus deals with the ancient Near Eastern disease demon Sāmānu, who is well known from Sumerian and Akkadian incantations and medical texts. In addition, a broad range of other conjurations and spells against any pain and feet swelling are included. The papyrus also contains two curious spells dealing with 'falling water from the sky'. Eight out of fourteen incantations against the demon Sāmānu were incorporated twice in this papyru.

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