Medicine in ancient Assur : a microhistorical study of the Neo-Assyrian healer Kiṣir-Aššur

Full title: Medicine in ancient Assur : a microhistorical study of the Neo-Assyrian healer Kiṣir-Aššur / Troels Pank Arbøll.
Main author: Arbøll, Troels Pank, (Author)
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Figures and Tables
  • Abbreviations and Symbols
  • Symbols and Further Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1.1 Colophons
  • 1.2 Mesopotamian Medicine
  • 1.3 Authorship
  • 1.4 Proof and Possibility
  • 1.5 Scope and Structure
  • Framework and Background
  • 2.1 Microhistory
  • 2.2 Framework
  • 2.3 Background for Studying Kiṣir-Aššur
  • 2.4 Quantifying and Contextualizing Kiṣir-Aššur's Texts
  • Kiṣir-Aššur's Magico-Medical Education as šamallû ṣeḫru
  • 3.1 Complex Diagnoses in Kiṣir-Aššur's šamallû ṣeḫru Texts
  • 3.2 Principles Understood Through Examples
  • 3.3 The Head: BAM 9
  • 3.4 The "Strings" and "Inner" Body
  • 3.5 Snakes, Scorpions and Horses: A Discussion of RA 15 pl. 76
  • 3.6 Gaining an Understanding of Anatomy and Physiology
  • 3.7 Preparation for Other Duties as šamallû ṣeḫru
  • 3.8 Summary
  • Training in Anatomy and Physiology as šamallû ṣeḫru
  • 4.1 The Role of Venom in Kiṣir-Aššur's Anatomical Understanding
  • 4.2 Veterinarian Knowledge in Kiṣir-Aššur's Education
  • 4.3 Excursus: Animal Variants of Human Illnesses
  • 4.4 Animal and Human Physiology: The Reverse of RA 15 pl. 76
  • 4.5 Summary
  • Further Apprenticeship: šamallû to mašmaššu ṣeḫru
  • 5.2 The šamallû mašmaššu ṣeḫru-phase
  • 5.3 The mašmaššu ṣeḫru-phase
  • 5.4 Excursus: The ša Nabû tuklassu-phrase
  • 5.5 Summary
  • Kiṣir-Aššur's mašmaššu-phase
  • 6.1 Texts with Colophons Including the Title mašmaššu
  • 6.2 Making House Calls: Discussion of KAR 230
  • 6.3 Ritually Protecting the Houses of Clients: Discussion of KAR 298
  • 6.4 Namburbi-rituals and House Calls: KAL 4 no. 7 and LKA 115
  • 6.5 Other Technical Literature: CT 37 pl. 24f.
  • 6.6 Summary
  • Additional Texts that May Belong to the mašmaššu-phase
  • 7.1 Omission and Inclusion of Titles
  • 7.2 Tablets Without Kiṣir-Aššur's Professional Title
  • 7.3 Tablets with Broken Colophons
  • 7.4 The mašmaššu-phase and Purpose Statements
  • 7.5 A Discussion of the Dated Tablet KAR 267
  • 7.6 Other Technical Literature: BAM 307 and ACh Supp. 2 24
  • 7.7 Summary
  • Kiṣir-Aššur's mašmaš bīt Aššur-phase
  • 8.1 The Title mašmaš bīt Aššur
  • 8.2 Medical Texts from Kiṣir-Aššur's mašmaš bīt Aššur-phase
  • 8.3 Tested Prescriptions Among the Medical Texts
  • 8.4 Panaceas Among the Medical Texts
  • 8.5 Ritual Texts from Kiṣir-Aššur's mašmaš bīt Aššur-phase
  • 8.6 Texts Connected to the Aššur Temple
  • 8.7 Summary
  • Situating Kiṣir-Aššur's Knowledge Production
  • 9.1 Kiṣir-Aššur's Overall Medical Focus
  • 9.2 Numbered Nisḫu-extracts
  • 9.3 Catch-lines and Duplicate Passages in Kiṣir-Aššur's Texts in Relation to the Therapeutic Series Ugu
  • 9.4 The Exorcist's Manual (EM)
  • 9.5 Kiṣir-Aššur and the Scholarly Traditions in Assur
  • 9.6 Summary
  • Synthesis and Conclusion
  • Catalogue of Texts
  • Edition of RA 15 pl. 76
  • Transliteration
  • General Observations
  • Commentary
  • Bibliography 346
  • Index.