Hethitische Orakel, Vorzeichen und Abwehrstrategien: Ein Beitrag zur hethitischen Kulturgeschichte [NOOK Book]

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This book provides the general reader with an account of the diverse and often highly complex oracular techniques which made verbal communication with the gods possible. As negative oracles and omens were mostly an expression of divine anger, skilled experts attempt to divert the anger by ritual magic means and thus to correct the future or transgressions from the past. The topic of "Hittite mantics" has hitherto been largely neglected, except in specialist literature, although mantics was of supreme importance ...

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Hethitische Orakel, Vorzeichen und Abwehrstrategien: Ein Beitrag zur hethitischen Kulturgeschichte

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Overview

This book provides the general reader with an account of the diverse and often highly complex oracular techniques which made verbal communication with the gods possible. As negative oracles and omens were mostly an expression of divine anger, skilled experts attempt to divert the anger by ritual magic means and thus to correct the future or transgressions from the past. The topic of "Hittite mantics" has hitherto been largely neglected, except in specialist literature, although mantics was of supreme importance for Hittite society and was closely bound up with politics and cult.

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"Der Altertumswissenschaftler im Allgemeinen gewinnt aus dem Buch einen zuverlässigen Einblick in das Orakelwesen der Hethiter und der spezialisierte Hethitologe kann dieses Buch als Ausgangspunkt dafür nutzen, in Detailluntersuchung des relevanten Textcorpus noch eine Reihe von schwierigen Tertpassagen und Fachtermini bzw.Praktiken einem immer besseren Verständnis zuzuführen."Manfred Hutter in: Bibliotheca Orientalis Nederlands 1-2/2010
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783110210156
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication date: 12/10/2008
  • Language: German
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • File size: 5 MB

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Volkert Haas, Freie Universität Berlin.

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