The Resource The materiality of magic, edited by Dietrich Boschung and Jan N. Bremmer

The materiality of magic, edited by Dietrich Boschung and Jan N. Bremmer

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The materiality of magic
Title
The materiality of magic
Statement of responsibility
edited by Dietrich Boschung and Jan N. Bremmer
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Language
eng
Summary
In the last two decades we have had many books and proceedings of conferences on the history, formulas and incantations of magic in antiquity, both in East and West, but this is the first book of its kind that focuses on the material aspects of magic, such as gems, rings, drawings, grimoires, amulets and figurines. In recent years scholars have focused not only on the discourse and practices of magic in antiquity, but also on its practitioners, literary stereotypes and historical shifts. Much less attention, however, has been paid to the material that was used by the magicians for their curses and incantations. Yet there is no magic without materiality. The practice of magic required a specialist expertise that knew how to handle material such as lead, gold, stones, papyrus, figurines or voodoo dolls. That is why we present new insights on the materiality of magic by studying both the materials used for magic as well as the books in which the expertise was preserved.--Publisher
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Cataloging source
ERASA
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GN475.3
LC item number
.M38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Boschung, Dietrich
  • Bremmer, Jan N
Series statement
Morphomata
Series volume
20
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic, Ancient
  • Magic
  • Amulets
  • Talismans
  • Amulets
  • Magic
  • Magic, Ancient
  • Talismans
Label
The materiality of magic, edited by Dietrich Boschung and Jan N. Bremmer
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
422 pages, 15 pages of plates
Isbn
9783770557257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)891030744
  • (OCoLC)ocn891030744
Label
The materiality of magic, edited by Dietrich Boschung and Jan N. Bremmer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
422 pages, 15 pages of plates
Isbn
9783770557257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)891030744
  • (OCoLC)ocn891030744

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