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Schlaf, Kindchen, Schlaf!

Mesopotamische Baby-Beschworungen und -Rituale

Walter Farber

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Mesopotamian Civilizations

Schlaf, Kindchen, Schlaf!

Mesopotamische Baby-Beschworungen und -Rituale

Walter Farber

This study presents Mesopotamian incantations and rituals for calming infants and protecting them against disease. The book’s work is thus of interest not only to Near Eastern specialists, but to anthropologists and historians of medicine as well. The author introduces, edits, and translates the texts, which include much hitherto unpublished material. He follows his edition with discussions of the words for infant and baby in Akkadian and an analysis of the rubrics, subscripts, and the incantations themselves. A final chapter is devoted to folkloristic and stylistic analyses of the material. Included as well are indexes, a glossary, ritual materials, and cuneiform copies.

 

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This study presents Mesopotamian incantations and rituals for calming infants and protecting them against disease. The book’s work is thus of interest not only to Near Eastern specialists, but to anthropologists and historians of medicine as well. The author introduces, edits, and translates the texts, which include much hitherto unpublished material. He follows his edition with discussions of the words for infant and baby in Akkadian and an analysis of the rubrics, subscripts, and the incantations themselves. A final chapter is devoted to folkloristic and stylistic analyses of the material. Included as well are indexes, a glossary, ritual materials, and cuneiform copies.

Vorwort

Abkurzungen

Kapitel 1: Einleitung

1.1 Magie am Kinderbett?

1.2 Abgrenzung des Materials

1.3 Fruhere Bearbeitungen einzelner Texte

1.4 Zum Aufbau der Edition

Kapitel 2: Die Textzeugen

2.1 Altbabylonische Kinderbeschworungen

2.2 Das Kuyunjik-Kompendium (Textgruppe A)

2.3 Die spatbabylonische Sammeltafel YOS 11, 96 (Text B)

2.4 Teilduplikate zu den Kompendien A und B (Texte c-g)

2.5 Sonstige Texte (h-x)

2.6 Liste der bearbeiteten Texte

Index der Museums - und Grabungs-Nummern

Index der fruher bereits veroffentlichten Texte

Kapitel 3: Bearbeitung der Texte

Vorbemerkung

3.1 Altbabylonische Vorlaufer

3.2 Das Kuyunjik-Kompendium (1-27)

3.3 Die spatbabylonische Sammeltafel YOS 11, 96 (28-31)

3.4 Einzelbeschworungen und -rituale des Genres LU.TUR HUN.GA (32-40)

3.5 Magisch-medizinische Rezepte und Beschworungen zur Abwehr spezifischer Krankheitsgefahren fur das Kleinkind (41-46)

3.6 Fragmente (Nr-3)

Kapitel 4: Zur Terminologie und Zweckbestimmung der Texte

4.1 Das Wortfeld ‘Kleinkind, Baby’

4.2 Rubrikzeilen, Zweck- und Absichtsangaben

4.3 Die Beschworungen

Kapitel 5: Die akkadischen Baby-Beruhigungsbeschworungen

5.1 Folklore und mundliche Nebentradition

5.2 Der Motivschatz

5.3 Die ‘Beruhigungsbeschworungen’ in Transkription

5.4 Versuch einer Wertung

Glossar zum technischen Vokabular der Rituale

Indizes (Sachindex, Namen, Wortindex, Texte)

Tafeln (1-16)

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