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Healing Magic and Evil Demons: Canonical Udug-hul Incantations
Geller, Markham J. and Ludek Vacin

Berlin: de Gruyter, 2015 pp. vi + 729. Ä169.00

Series Information
Die babylonisch-assyrische Medizin in Texten und Untersuchungen, 8


Description: This book brings together ancient manuscripts of the large compendium of Mesopotamian exorcistic incantations known as Udug.hul (Utukku Lemnutu), directed against evil demons, ghosts, gods, and other demonic malefactors within the Mesopotamian view of the world.It allows for a more accurate appraisal of variants arising from a text tradition spread over more than two millennia and from many ancient libraries.

Subjects: Ancient Near East, Mesopotamian Literature, Assyrian Literature, Babylonian Literature, Literature

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Review by Michael S. Moore
Published 12/1/2016
Citation: Michael S. Moore, review of Markham J. Geller and Ludek Vacin, Healing Magic and Evil Demons: Canonical Udug-hul Incantations, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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