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Exorcism, Illness and Demons in an Ancient Near Eastern Context : The Egyptian Magical Papyrus Leiden I

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Papyrus Leiden I 343 + 345 is one of the most extraordinary manuscripts providing a deeper insight into magic and medicine in Ancient Egypt.

The main part of the papyrus deals with the ancient Near Eastern disease demon Sāmānu, who is well known from Sumerian and Akkadian incantations and medical texts. In addition, a broad range of other conjurations and spells against any pain and feet swelling are included. The papyrus also contains two curious spells dealing with ‘falling water from the sky.'

Eight out of fourteen incantations against the demon Sāmānu were incorporated twice in this papyrus. The texts are not only presented as parallel text edition but also with photographs of the papyrus. This re-edition of
Papyrus Leiden I 343 + 345 is a revised transliteration, transcription, translation and up-to-date commentary.

Number of Pages: 175
Genre: Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: David Brown Book Co
Author: Susanne Beck
Language: English
Street Date: March 20, 2018
TCIN: 53585616
UPC: 9789088905407
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-2106
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