Syriac Love Charms

Part II. The Prayer-Type

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Anna Cherkashina Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute Piscataway, NJ USA

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Alexey Lyavdansky HSE University Moscow Russia

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The first part of our inquiry on Syriac love charms was devoted to the recipe-type charms. This article edits four more Syriac love charms, which we attribute to the so-called prayer-type. The special features of this type of Syriac love charms are addressed and compared with that of the recipe-type texts, edited in Part I. The commentary to each text provides philological notes and parallels, both from within and outside of Syriac magical tradition.

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