Title Assyrian and Babylonian scholarly text catalogues : medicine, magic and divination / edited by Ulrike Steinert
Imprint Boston : De Gruyter, [2018]
book jacket
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Descript vi, 384 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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Series Die babylonisch-assyrische Medizin in Texten und Untersuchungen; Band 9
Babylonisch-assyrische Medizin in Texten und Untersuchungen; Bd. 9
Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Introduction : Catalogues, Corpora and Canons in Mesopotamian Scholarship / Ulrike Steinert. Part 1. Studies on Mesopotamian Text Catalogues. On Three Tablet Inventories / Irving L. Finkel -- A Babylonian Hippocrates / Markham J. Geller -- Towards a New Perspective on Babylonian Medicine : The Continuum of Allegoresis and the Emergence of Secular Models in Mesopotamian Scientific Thought / J. Cale Johnson -- Notes on the Assur Medical Catalogue with Comparison to the Nineveh Medical Encyclopaedia / Strahil V. Panayotov -- The Catalogues of Enūma Anu Enlil / Francesca Rochberg -- Esagil-kīn-apli's Catalogue of Sakikkû and Alamdimmû / Eric Schmidtchen -- Catalogues, Texts and Specialists : Some Thoughts on the Assur Medical Catalogue, Mesopotamian Medical Texts and Healing Professions / Ulrike Steinert. Part 2. Text Sources. The Assur Medical Catalogue (AMC) / U. Steinert (with S.V. Panayotov, M.J. Geller, E. Schmidtchen, J.C. Johnson) -- The Exorcist's Manual (KAR 44) / M. J. Geller -- The Edition of Esagil-kīn-apli's Catalogue of the Series Sakikkû (SA.GIG) and Alamdimmû E. Schmidtchen / E. Schmidtchen
This volume presents editions of several catalogues and inventories of texts belonging to the corpora of ancient Mesopotamian healing and divination specialists. As a milestone for future studies into Mesopotamian medicine, the book includes the first complete edition of the Assur Medical Catalogue, an eighth or seventh century BCE list of therapeutic texts, which forms a core witness for the formation of medical compendia in the first millennium BCE. The editions are complemented by detailed studies that analyse the relations between catalogues, textual sources and the development of serialised compendia, unravelling a complex history of medical text corpora and healing disciplines in second and first millennium BCE Mesopotamia. Through its novel corpus-based approach, this book will alter the current understanding of Mesopotamian medical texts and the specialisations of the "exorcist" and "physician." The research presented here allows one to identify core text corpora for these disciplines, as well as areas of exchange and borrowing between them. -- Back cover
Subject Medicine, Assyro-Babylonian
Divination -- History -- To 1500
Cuneiform tablets
Exorcism -- History -- To 1500
Alt Author Steinert, Ulrike, editor