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Title Le Cercle des lettres de l'alphabet = Da'irat al-ahruf al-abjadiyya ; un traite pratique de magie des lettres attribue a Hermes / edition critique, traduction annotee et etude de Cecile Bonmariage, Sebastien Moureau
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Islamic philosophy, theology and science ; V. 100
Islamic philosophy, theology, and science ; V. 100
Contents Decouverte du traite -- Le kitab da'irat al-ahruf al-abgadiyya -- Doctrine du da'irat al-ahruf -- Introduction a l'edition
Summary The 'Kitab da?irat al-ahruf al-abjadiyya' is a composite treatise of letter magic attributed to Hermes. The edition and annotated translation of the Arabic text are accompanied by an explanation of the theoretical principles underlying the procedures described in the recipes, and a discussion of the entities, objects and ingredients used. These include names of the angels to be summoned, types of incenses and inks to be used, sketches and images to be drawn, etc. This is one of the first critical editions and translations of a full-length text of practical magic containing recipes pertaining to '?ilm al-huruf' (the science of letters). The book is addressed to Arabists and to any non-Arabist interested in the tradition of magic
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Alphabet -- Early works to 1800.
Alphabet -- Religious aspects.
Islamic magic.
Symbolism of numbers -- Eary works to 1800
Genre/Form Early works.
Form Electronic book
Author Bonmariage, Cécile.
Moureau, Sébastien.
LC no. 2016035429
ISBN 9004321543 (electronic bk.)
9789004321540 (electronic bk.)
(hardback : alk. paper)
(hardback : alk. paper)
Other Titles Da'irat al-ahruf al-abjadiyya
OTHER TI Dāʼirat al-aḥrūf al-abjadīyah
Dāʼirat al-aḥrūf al-abjadīyah. French