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The studies in this volume, originally produced by Abusch as part of his doctoral dissertation work, address structural, practical, and historical questions regarding a handful of ancient Mesopotamian counter-witchcraft texts. In Part I, the author argues that what may superficially appear to be programmatic inconsistencies in the composition of several of these texts are in fact the result of interpolations made over the course of their transmission history, which in turn reflect the texts' ...more
That is a dull study of Magic in Ancient Babylon. May be of someone's interest. Author, being a linguist, mostly focuses on deciphering the texts and seeing the change in meanings of text on different objects and scripts...