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Title Sources of evil : studies in Mesopotamian exorcistic lore / edited by Greta Van Buylaere, Mikko Luukko, Daniel Schwemer, Avigail Mertens-Wagschal.

Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  133.427 SOUR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 382 pages: illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Ancient magic and divination, 1566-7952 ; volume 15
Ancient magic and divination ; 15. 1566-7952
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Sources of Evil: Studies in Mesopotamian Exorcistic Lore' is a collection of thirteen essays on the body of knowledge employed by ancient Near Eastern healing experts, most prominently the 'exorcist' and the 'physician', to help patients who were suffering from misfortunes caused by divine anger, transgressions of taboos, demons, witches, or other sources of evil. The volume provides new insights into the two most important catalogues of Mesopotamian therapeutic lore, the Exorcist's Manual and the Assur Medical Catalogue, and contains discussions of agents of evil and causes of illness, ways of repelling evil and treating patients, the interpretation of natural phenomena in the context of exorcistic lore, and a description of the symbolic cosmos with its divine and demonic inhabitants."-- Back cover.
Other author Buylaere, Greta van, editor.
Luukko, Mikko, editor.
Schwemer, Daniel, editor.
Mertens-Wagschal, Avigail, editor.
Subject Exorcism -- Iraq -- History -- to 634.
Good and evil.
ISBN 9789004368330 hardcover
9004368337 hardcover
9789004373341 electronic book