Babylonian Magic and Sorcery (Hardcover)

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The Cuneiform Texts of a Group of Babylonian and Assyrian Incantations and Magical Formulae.

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by Leonard W. King, M.A.

First published in 1896, King presents the cuneiform text of a group of 60 clay tablets inscribed with prayers and religious compositions of a devotional and magical character. These tablets were created by the scribes of Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria, between 669-625 b.c., and are currently part of the Kuyunjik collection in the British Museum. King’s illustrations feature a transliteration of each tablet with an English translation of well-preserved passages.

King includes a Babylonian-English glossary, a list of proper names and numerals with their corresponding cuneiform inscriptions, and a list of words and word portions of uncertain translation.

King (1869-1919) was Assistant Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities, British Museum; Professor of Assyrian and Babylonian Archaeology at the University of London, King’s College.

6 x 9 inches, 336 pages

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Weight 1.4 lbs
Dimensions 9.5 × 6.5 × 1 in

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