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Title Assyrian and Babylonian Scholarly Text Catalogues : Medicine, Magic and Divination / edited by Ulrike Steinert.

Imprint Berlin : Walter de Gruyter GmbH, July 2018.


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Description 1 online resource (390 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series <<Die>> babylonisch-assyrische Medizin in Texten und Untersuchungen ; Band 9
Die babylonisch-assyrische Medizin in Texten und Untersuchungen ; Bd. 9.
Summary Annotation The reconstruction of ancient Mesopotamian medical, ritual and omen compendia and their complex history is still characterised by many difficulties, debates and gaps due to fragmentary or unpublished evidence. This book offers the first complete edition of the Assur Medical Catalogue, an 8th or 7th century BCE list of therapeutic texts, which forms a core witness for the serialisation of medical compendia in the 1st millennium BCE. The volume presents detailed analyses of this and several other related catalogues of omen series and rituals, constituting the corpora of divination and healing disciplines. The contributions discuss links between catalogues and textual sources, providing new insights into the development of compendia between serialization, standardization and diversity of local traditions. Though its a novel corpus-based approach, this volume revolutionizes the current understanding of Mesopotamian medical texts and the healing disciplines of "conjurer" and "physician." The research presented here allows one to identify core text corpora for these disciplines, as well as areas of exchange and borrowings between them
Audience Scholarly & Professional Walter de Gruyter GmbH.
17-17 Walter de Gruyter GmbH.
Contents Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction / Steinert, Ulrike -- Part 1. Studies on Mesopotamian Text Catalogues -- On Three Tablet Inventories / Finkel, Irving L. -- A Babylonian Hippocrates / Geller, Markham J. -- Towards a New Perspective on Babylonian Medicine / Johnson, J. Cale -- Notes on the Assur Medical Catalogue with Comparison to the Nineveh Medical Encyclopaedia / Panayotov, Strahil V. -- The Catalogues of Enma Anu Enlil / Rochberg, Francesca -- Esagil-kn-apli's Catalogue of Sakikkű and Alamdimmű / Schmidtchen, Eric -- Catalogues, Texts and Specialists / Steinert, Ulrike -- Part 2. Text Sources -- 1. The Assur Medical Catalogue (AMC) / Steinert, Ulrike -- 2. The Exorcist's Manual (KAR 44) / Geller, M.J. -- 3 The Edition of Esagil-kn-apli's Catalogue of the Series Sakikkű (SA. GIG) and Alamdimmű / Schmidtchen, E. -- Plates -- List of Illustrations -- Indices
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language In English.
Subject Medicine, Assyro-Babylonian.
Divination -- History -- To 1500.
Exorcism -- History -- To 1500.
History of Medicine.
Middle East.
Divination. (OCoLC)fst00895747
Exorcism. (OCoLC)fst00918244
Medicine, Assyro-Babylonian. (OCoLC)fst01015195
Chronological Term To 1500
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Steinert, Ulrike, editor Editor.
Other Form: 150151363X
ISBN 9781501513633 (electronic bk.)
150151363X (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9781501513633

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