Item #69408 Amulets and Magic Bowls. Aramaic Incantations of Late Antiquity. Joseph NAVEH, Shaul Shaked.

Amulets and Magic Bowls. Aramaic Incantations of Late Antiquity.

Jerusalem: Varda Books [ The Magnes Press ], 1998. Third, revised and corrected edition. Softcover. Small quarto. 304pp + 40 pages b&w plates. Red covers with white titling and b&w illustration on upper cover and spine, bibliography, indexes, glossary, b&w illustrations. From the publisher: "It was a widespread practice in the area of Palestine, Syria and Asia Minor during the fourth to the seventh centuries of the current era to use talismans written on metal sheets in order to ward off the powers of evil, to heal people, or to gain the love of a person. The common Babylonian practice of the same period was to write incantation texts on earthenware bowls....this volume contains the text of all the legible amulets in Aramaic known today, as well as 13 hitherto unpublished bowls. The texts are provided with translations and commentaries, and a detailed glossary of all words is given..... a wealth of new material for the history of magic in the Near East, edited and interpreted with meticulous scholarships." Appears "as new" thus a tight clean copy about Fine copy. Item #69408
ISBN: 1590459237


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