Semitic Magic. Its Origins and Development.

York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser Inc., 2000. Reprint. Hardcover. Octavo. lviii + 286pp. Original light brown cloth with black title, etc. to spine, and illustration to upper board, marbled endpapers, appendix and index. 'Semitic Magic is a study of the magical practices - the spells, rituals, and incantations - of ancient Western Asia, the birthplace of Western civilization.' Chapters on The Demons and Ghosts, Demoniac Possession and Tabu, Sympathetic Magic, The Atonement Sacrifice, & The Redemption of the Firstborn. An authoratitive study: Thompson (1876-1941) worked variously in the Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities in the British Museum, spent nearly a quarter century excavating on their behalf in the Middle East, and later was a Professor of Semitic Languages at Chicago. A well-bound, sewn hardcover. Just a bit of light shelf dust and rubs, otherwise unused. Near fine in like dust jacket. Item #14235
ISBN: 0877289328

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