By Henri Frankfort Kingship and the Gods: A Study of Ancient Near Eastern Religion as the Integration of Society and Na (New edition) [Henri Frankfort] on. Kingship and the Gods has 30 ratings and 2 reviews. By examining the forms of kingship which evolved in the two countries, Frankfort discovered that beneath . Henri Frankfort, Kingship and the Gods. A Study of Ancient Ne. Eastern Religion as the Integration of Society and Nature. Chicago The University Press.

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Although Frankfort does not mention it, Sethe may have been subtly influenced by the then-recent unification of Germany. As befits a book about the builders of Pyramids and Ziggurats, it is monumental in appearance, at over pages.

Write a customer review. It describes the coronation that began his rule and the sed festival that renewed it, and it discusses all the major divine forces that he was connected with: Dec 08, Bryn Hammond rated it really liked it Shelves: By examining the forms of kingship which evolved in the two kinyship, Frankfort discovered that beneath resemblances fostered by similar cultural growth and geographical location lay differences based partly upon the natural conditions under which each society developed.

Another case where I have trouble deciding thf four stars or three. The Birth of Civilization in the Near East. Elsbeth Rooker rated it really liked it Feb 03, Oriental Institute Essays Paperback: Download Terms of Use. Frankfort was the author and coauthor of many books, including The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Manpublished by the University of Chicago Press.

Kingship and The Gods by Henri Frankfort

Kingship and the Gods: Frankfrt Kingship in the Ancient World and Beyond” coupled with this book on the Amazon page, at this writingit remains the great monograph on the subject, despite half a century of further work, both on specific cultures and on comparative issues.


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A Study of Ancient Near Gode Religion as the Integration of Society and Nature” An Oriental Institute Essay, is a synthesis of ancient Egyptian on the one hand and Mesopotamian on the other ideas about the relations of humans to the larger universe. Get to Know Us. University of Chicago Press- Social Science – pages.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. And that this “historical” circumstance explains why non-Egyptians are so often represented in later art as midgets dominated by Mighty Pharaoh, wielding a huge mace By examining the forms of kingship which evolved in the two countries, Frankfort discovered that beneath resemblances fostered by similar cultural growth and geographical Showing of 3 reviews.

The Babylonian kings, likewise, were reminded that the real King was the god Marduk otherwise Bel, “the Lord”and they were his deputies.

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Open-minded humanist scholarship, not dismissive of the past. Books by Henri Frankfort. The early Egyptian or Mesopotamian artist would show a gigantic KING towering over his followers and terrified adversaries alike. Wilsonand a prominent Danish cuneiformist kingshi archeologist Iraq Thorkild Jacobsenduring a period in the s and s when they were all involved with the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.

Kingship and The Gods

And there is no hyperlinking of notes to text, which makes it hard to identify references, or follow arguments relegated to the notes, at least without having a couple of files open to different pages, to switch between. Both for the learned and the newcomer! There was a problem filtering reviews right now. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Probably the most important book for western civilisation, ever written!


And the pdf of Brisch’s volume does have “logical” page numbers, with footnotes rather than endnotes, xnd it is a lot easier to use. Please try again later.

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Most importantly, we now know that the Memphite Theology does not come from shortly after the unification of Egypt; at the earliest it dates to the New Kingdom. Return to Book Page. Feb 01, Janet rated it really liked it Shelves: I do not agree in toto with Frankfort’s ideas about several subjects, but I must confess that it is one of the most interesting studies that I ever read about the matter.

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kingsjip Elisa Pesta rated it it was amazing Jul 02, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In thr countries the people regarded the king as their mediator with the gods, but in Mesopotamia the king was only the foremost citizen, while in Egypt the ruler was a divine descendant of the gods and the earthly representative of the God Horus.

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