The Long Life of Magical Objects : A Study in the Solomonic Tradition

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  • Author(s): Allegra Iafrate
  • Series:
    Magic in History
  • Publication Information:
    University Park, Pennsylvania : Penn State University Press. 2019
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      This book explores a series of powerful artifacts associated with King Solomon via legendary or extracanonical textual sources. Tracing their cultural resonance throughout history, art historian Allegra Iafrate delivers exciting insights into these objects and interrogates the ways in which magic manifests itself at a material level.Each chapter focuses on a different Solomonic object: a ring used to control demons; a mysterious set of bottles that constrain evil forces; an endless knot or seal with similar properties; the shamir, known for its supernatural ability to cut through stone; and a flying carpet that can bring the sitter anywhere he desires. Taken together, these chapters constitute a study on the reception of the figure of Solomon, but they are also cultural biographies of these magical objects and their inherent aesthetic, morphological, and technical qualities.Thought-provoking and engaging, Iafrate's study shows how ancient magic artifacts live on in our imagination, in items such as Sauron's ring of power, Aladdin's lamp, and the magic carpet. It will appeal to historians of art, religion, folklore, and literature.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780271083667. 9780271085333. 9780271085357.
    • Accession Number:
      1138620476
    • Accession Number:
      2362349
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    • ABNT:
      ALLEGRA IAFRATE. The Long Life of Magical Objects : A Study in the Solomonic Tradition. University Park, Pennsylvania: Penn State University Press, 2019. ISBN 9780271083667. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=2362349. Acesso em: 4 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Allegra Iafrate. The Long Life of Magical Objects : A Study in the Solomonic Tradition. Penn State University Press; 2019. Accessed December 4, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=2362349
    • APA:
      Allegra Iafrate. (2019). The Long Life of Magical Objects : A Study in the Solomonic Tradition. Penn State University Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Allegra Iafrate. 2019. The Long Life of Magical Objects : A Study in the Solomonic Tradition. Magic in History. University Park, Pennsylvania: Penn State University Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=2362349.
    • Harvard:
      Allegra Iafrate (2019) The Long Life of Magical Objects : A Study in the Solomonic Tradition. University Park, Pennsylvania: Penn State University Press (Magic in History). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=2362349 (Accessed: 4 December 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Allegra Iafrate 2019, The Long Life of Magical Objects : A Study in the Solomonic Tradition, Magic in History, Penn State University Press, University Park, Pennsylvania, viewed 4 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Allegra Iafrate. The Long Life of Magical Objects : A Study in the Solomonic Tradition. Penn State University Press, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=2362349.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Allegra Iafrate. The Long Life of Magical Objects : A Study in the Solomonic Tradition. Magic in History. University Park, Pennsylvania: Penn State University Press, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=2362349.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Allegra Iafrate. The Long Life of Magical Objects : A Study in the Solomonic Tradition [Internet]. University Park, Pennsylvania: Penn State University Press; 2019 [cited 2020 Dec 4]. (Magic in History). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=2362349