The Resource Magic in the Roman world : pagans, Jews, and Christians, Naomi Janowitz

Magic in the Roman world : pagans, Jews, and Christians, Naomi Janowitz

Label
Magic in the Roman world : pagans, Jews, and Christians
Title
Magic in the Roman world
Title remainder
pagans, Jews, and Christians
Statement of responsibility
Naomi Janowitz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume demonstrates that the word "magic" was widely employed in late antique texts as part of polemical attacks on enemies - but at the simplest level it was merely a term used for other people's rituals." "Janowitz's work illuminates the fact that acvities denounced as magical were integral to late antique religious practice, and shows that they must be understood from the perspective of those who employed them."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Janowitz, Naomi
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1591
LC item number
.J36 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic, Ancient
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Magie ancienne
  • Rites et cérémonies
  • Magic, Ancient
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Magie
  • Magie
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Römisches Reich
  • Juden
Label
Magic in the Roman world : pagans, Jews, and Christians, Naomi Janowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 117-128) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Greco-Roman, Christian and Jewish concepts of "magic" Pliny's critique of the magi. The church fathers' views of magic. Rabbinic classifications of magic -- 2. Daimons and angels and the world of exorcism. The rise of angelology and daimonology. Daimons, possession and exorcism -- 3. Ancient rites for gaining lovers -- 4. Using natural forces for divine goals: Maria the Jewess and early alchemy -- 5. Divine power, human hands: becoming gods in the first centuries. The emergence of deification techniques. Deification techniques in early Christian texts. Ascent techniques routinized -- 6. "Even the decent women practice witchcraft": magic and gender in late antiquity
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 145 pages
Isbn
9780415202060
Lccn
00066491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
STH BIB RECORD NOTIFICATION UPGRADE.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45439921
  • (OCoLC)ocm45439921
Label
Magic in the Roman world : pagans, Jews, and Christians, Naomi Janowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 117-128) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Greco-Roman, Christian and Jewish concepts of "magic" Pliny's critique of the magi. The church fathers' views of magic. Rabbinic classifications of magic -- 2. Daimons and angels and the world of exorcism. The rise of angelology and daimonology. Daimons, possession and exorcism -- 3. Ancient rites for gaining lovers -- 4. Using natural forces for divine goals: Maria the Jewess and early alchemy -- 5. Divine power, human hands: becoming gods in the first centuries. The emergence of deification techniques. Deification techniques in early Christian texts. Ascent techniques routinized -- 6. "Even the decent women practice witchcraft": magic and gender in late antiquity
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 145 pages
Isbn
9780415202060
Lccn
00066491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
STH BIB RECORD NOTIFICATION UPGRADE.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45439921
  • (OCoLC)ocm45439921

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