Invoquer les esprits à la Citadelle de Damas ou de l'usage d'une coupe magique ottomane

Abstract : Recent Franco-Syrian excavations on the Citadel of Damascus have recovered an 18th century "magic bowl" of a type relatively common in Ottoman levels at the Citadel. Decorated with strange figures and a pseudo-script, these bowls have direct parallels with Medieval and pre-Islamic incantation bowls. However, they are also linked to well-attested magical and popular medicinal practices of the Ottoman period that involve the propitiation and invocation of spins, angels and demons.
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Véronique François. Invoquer les esprits à la Citadelle de Damas ou de l'usage d'une coupe magique ottomane. Levant: The Journal of the Council for British Research in the Levant , Taylor & Francis, 2007, 39, pp.35-46. ⟨halshs-00505356⟩

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