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Author Arbųll, Troels Pank, author.

Title Medicine in ancient Assur : a microhistorical study of the Neo-Assyrian healer Kiir-Aur / Troels Pank Arbųll.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2021]

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Description 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Ancient magic and divination, 1566-7952 ; vol. 18
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In Medicine in Ancient Assur Troels Pank Arbųll offers a microhistorical study of a single exorcist named Kiir-Aur who practiced medical and magical healing in the ancient city of Assur (modern northern Iraq) in the 7th century BCE. The book provides the first detailed analysis of a healer's education and practice in ancient Mesopotamia based on at least 73 texts assigned to specific stages of his career. By drawing on a microhistorical framework, the study aims at significantly improving our understanding of the functional aspects of texts in their specialist environment. Furthermore, the work situates Kiir-Aur as one of the earliest healers in world history for whom we have such details pertaining to his career originating from his own time"-- Provided by publisher
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Contents Acknowledgements -- List of Figures and Tables -- Abbreviations and Symbols -- Symbols and Further Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1.1 Colophons -- 1.2 Mesopotamian Medicine -- 1.3 Authorship -- 1.4 Proof and Possibility -- 1.5 Scope and Structure -- Framework and Background -- 2.1 Microhistory -- 2.2 Framework -- 2.3 Background for Studying Kiir-Aur -- 2.4 Quantifying and Contextualizing Kiir-Aur's Texts -- Kiir-Aur's Magico-Medical Education as amallū eru -- 3.1 Complex Diagnoses in Kiir-Aur's amallū eru Texts -- 3.2 Principles Understood Through Examples -- 3.3 The Head: BAM 9 -- 3.4 The "Strings" and "Inner" Body -- 3.5 Snakes, Scorpions and Horses: A Discussion of RA 15 pl. 76 -- 3.6 Gaining an Understanding of Anatomy and Physiology -- 3.7 Preparation for Other Duties as amallū eru -- 3.8 Summary -- Training in Anatomy and Physiology as amallū eru -- 4.1 The Role of Venom in Kiir-Aur's Anatomical Understanding -- 4.2 Veterinarian Knowledge in Kiir-Aur's Education -- 4.3 Excursus: Animal Variants of Human Illnesses -- 4.4 Animal and Human Physiology: The Reverse of RA 15 pl. 76 -- 4.5 Summary -- Further Apprenticeship: amallū to mamau eru -- 5.2 The amallū mamau eru-phase -- 5.3 The mamau eru-phase -- 5.4 Excursus: The a Nabū tuklassu-phrase -- 5.5 Summary -- Kiir-Aur's mamau-phase -- 6.1 Texts with Colophons Including the Title mamau -- 6.2 Making House Calls: Discussion of KAR 230 -- 6.3 Ritually Protecting the Houses of Clients: Discussion of KAR 298 -- 6.4 Namburbi-rituals and House Calls: KAL 4 no. 7 and LKA 115 -- 6.5 Other Technical Literature: CT 37 pl. 24f. -- 6.6 Summary -- Additional Texts that May Belong to the mamau-phase -- 7.1 Omission and Inclusion of Titles -- 7.2 Tablets Without Kiir-Aur's Professional Title -- 7.3 Tablets with Broken Colophons -- 7.4 The mamau-phase and Purpose Statements -- 7.5 A Discussion of the Dated Tablet KAR 267 -- 7.6 Other Technical Literature: BAM 307 and ACh Supp. 2 24 -- 7.7 Summary -- Kiir-Aur's mama bt Aur-phase -- 8.1 The Title mama bt Aur -- 8.2 Medical Texts from Kiir-Aur's mama bt Aur-phase -- 8.3 Tested Prescriptions Among the Medical Texts -- 8.4 Panaceas Among the Medical Texts -- 8.5 Ritual Texts from Kiir-Aur's mama bt Aur-phase -- 8.6 Texts Connected to the Aur Temple -- 8.7 Summary -- Situating Kiir-Aur's Knowledge Production -- 9.1 Kiir-Aur's Overall Medical Focus -- 9.2 Numbered Nisu-extracts -- 9.3 Catch-lines and Duplicate Passages in Kiir-Aur's Texts in Relation to the Therapeutic Series Ugu -- 9.4 The Exorcist's Manual (EM) -- 9.5 Kiir-Aur and the Scholarly Traditions in Assur -- 9.6 Summary -- Synthesis and Conclusion -- Catalogue of Texts -- Edition of RA 15 pl. 76 -- Transliteration -- General Observations -- Commentary -- Bibliography 346 -- Index.
Subject Medicine, Assyro-Babylonian.
Medicine, Ancient.
History, Ancient
Médecine assyro-babylonienne.
Médecine ancienne.
MEDICAL / History
Medicine, Ancient (OCoLC)fst01015182
Medicine, Assyro-Babylonian (OCoLC)fst01015195
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Arbųll, Troels Pank. Medicine in ancient Assur. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020] 9789004436077 (DLC) 2020029398
ISBN 9789004436084 (ebook)
9004436081
9789004436077 (hardback)
Standard No. AU@ 000067568885

 
    
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