Icons of power : ritual practices in late antiquity / Naomi Janowitz

Author(s): Janowitz, Naomi
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Subjects: Jewish magic--History--To 1500
Ritual--Rome
Magic, Ancient
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2002
Series: The magic in history series
Magic in history
LC Classification: B, BF
Physical Description: xxv, 161 p. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Introduction
Abbreviations
1. Late Antique Theories of Efficacy 1
2. The Divine Name as Effective Language 19
3. Thinking with the Divine Name: Theories of Language in Christian Exegesis 33
4. The Meaning of Letters: From Divine Name to Cosmic Sounds 45
5. Using Names, Letters, and Praise: The Language of Ascent 63
6. Combining Words and Deeds: Angelic Imprecations in the Book of Secrets 85
7. Transformation by Deed Alone: The Case of Alchemy 109
Concluding Note 123
Select Bibliography 129
Primary Source Index 145
General Index 153
Notes: LCCN: 2002001255
ISBN: 0271021470
Includes bibliographical references (p. [129]-143) and indexes
OCLC Number: 48958199
ISBN/ISSN: 0271021470