Ancient Magic and Ritual Power

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Paul Mirecki, Meyer
BRILL, 24 août 2015 - 496 pages
This volume contains a series of provocative essays that explore expressions of magic and ritual power in the ancient world. The essays are authored by leading scholars in the fields of Egyptology, ancient Near Eastern studies, the Hebrew Bible, Judaica, classical Greek and Roman studies, early Christianity and patristics, and Coptology.
Throughout the book the essays examine the terms employed in descriptions of ancient magic. From this examination comes a clarification of magic as a polemical term of exclusion but also an understanding of the classical Egyptian and early Greek conceptions of magic as a more neutral category of inclusion.
This book should prove to be foundational for future scholarly studies of ancient magic and ritual power.

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Table des matières

Introduction
1
Selected Bibliography
8
PART ONE DEFINING MAGIC AND RITUAL POWER
11
PART TWO MAGIC AND RITUAL POWER IN THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST
61
PART THREE MAGIC AND RITUAL POWER IN JUDAISM AND EARLY CHRISTIANITY
109
PART FOUR MAGIC AND RITUAL POWER IN GREEK ANTIQUITY
207
PART FIVE MAGIC AND RITUAL POWER IN ROMAN AND LATE ANTIQUITY
389
CONCLUSION MYTH MAGIC AND THE POWER OF THE WORD
455
PLATES NEW GREEK MAGICAL AND DIVINATORY TEXTS IN BERLIN
477
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