Corpus of Mesopotamian Anti-witchcraft Rituals online

    Critical Catalogue of Mesopotamian Anti-witchcraft Rituals (CCMAwR)

    The Critical Catalogue of Mesopotamian Anti-witchcraft Rituals (CCMAwR) is the backbone of the online corpus of Mesopotamian anti-witchcraft texts. It offers information on the different anti-witchcraft compositions/editions and their manuscripts/tablets.

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    How to use this catalogue

    You can search the CCMAwR catalogue for tablets when you are looking for respectively: 1) information on a specific tablet; 2) a group of tablets (e.g., all anti-witchcraft tablets from a certain provenance or period); or 3) a tablet that was copied in a certain publication.

    The resulting page will give you information on the tablet's format, the language, script and period it was written in, and its archival context (if known). Links to CDLI and/or HPM are provided when available. Moreover, Schwemer's cuneiform copies can be accessed. If the tablet is edited in CMAwR vol. 1 or 2, links to information on the relevant composition(s) on CCMAwR and to their digital edition on Oracc (vol. 1) are given as well.

    You can also search the CCMAwR catalogue for compositions when you are looking for respectively: 4) information on a specific composition (by group and title as edited in CMAwR); 5) the composition(s) including certain incantations; or 6) a composition that was previously edited elsewhere (thus excluding CMAwR).

    The composition information is at present restricted to the compositions edited in CMAwR vol. 1 (complete) and vol. 2 (in progress). The retrieved data includes a link to the composition on Oracc (vol. 1), information on the content and synopsis of the text (vol. 1), previous editions (vol. 1) and relevant manuscripts (vol. 1 and 2).

    Included and forthcoming in CCMAwR

    Data on the compositions and tablets edited in:

    Tzvi Abusch - Daniel Schwemer, Corpus of Mesopotamian Anti-witchcraft Rituals, vol. 1, Leiden - Boston: Brill, 2011.Completed
    Corpus of Mesopotamian Anti-witchcraft Rituals, vol. 2In progress
    Corpus of Mesopotamian Anti-witchcraft Rituals, vol. 3Forthcoming
    Tzvi Abusch, The Magical Ceremony Maqlû, in press.Forthcoming


    CCMAwR was created as part of the DFG-funded project Corpus babylonischer Rituale und Beschwörungen gegen Schadenzauber: Edition, lexikalische Erschließung, historische und literarische Analyse, directed by Daniel Schwemer at the University of Würzburg.


    Comments, corrections, suggestions and/or additional references are welcome. Please contact Greta Van Buylaere at .



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