The Body in Hittite Witchcraft


    Jeudi 23 Mars 2017 de 16h à 18h
    par Laura Puértolas Rubio, Université Paris Sorbonne

    _ CNRS , salle C en sous-sol
    _ 27 rue Paul Bert, Ivry sur Seine
    métro Porte de Choisy/Porte d’Ivry
    ou à distance par vidéo-conférence

      Thursday, March 23, 2017 4 p.m-6 p.m. (Paris time)
      Laura Puértolas Rubio (Sorbonne University)
      CNRS building, 27 rue Paul Bert, Ivry sur Seine
      _ Porte de Choisy/Porte d’Ivry subway station,
      _ or by distance through video-conference

      Two types of human bodies are present in the Hittite texts dealing with witchcraft: that of the bewitched and that of the bewitcher. The body of the bewitched person is described several times as “tied” or/and “nailed down”. During this talk, I will study these examples, analyzing each expression in its context, with the objective of better understanding their meaning and the conception(s) of the bewitched body. The body of the bewitcher will also be alluded to, as a complementary approach.

      This presentation constitutes the seventh monthly session of the interdisciplinary seminar “The Individual and his Body in the Ancient Mediterranean Basin” organized by Alice Mouton.

      All the persons who are interested in attending the session (either in Ivry sur Seine or through video-conference) are welcome for free but should register by e-mail beforehand.


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