Burn your troubles away: The magical ceremony Šurpu
Frank Simons University of Vienna
Abstract: An introduction to the macro- and micro-structure of the ritual and incantation series Šurpu ‘Burning’.
This article results from research conducted under the auspices of the project REPAC “Repetition, Parallelism and Creativity: an Inquiry into the Construction of Meaning in Ancient Mesopotamian Literature and Erudition” (2019-2024, University of Vienna) that has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement no. 803060).
Showcase of the project REPAC, Repetition, Parallelism and Creativity: an Inquiry into the Construction of Meaning in Ancient Mesopotamian Literature and Erudition, work package 3 (magical texts). It was first published on the project homepage, https://repac.at/research/repacshowcase-franksimons-burnyourtroublesaway.
CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 International
Šurpu, magic, literary structure
ÖFOS 2012 -- HUMANITIES (6) -- Linguistics and Literature (602) -- Linguistics and Literature (6020) -- Ancient Oriental studies (602056)