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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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An Anthology of Great Myths and Epics: The wonders of perspective. Arthur George rated it really liked it Apr 19, Feb 01, Janet rated it frankfory liked it Shelves: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Sue Bridgwater rated it it was amazing Jul 23, kingshp Although now somewhat outdated in certain aspects of interpretation, this book surely will remain as one the pillars for the study of ancient Egyptian religion, and, in fact, is one of the never-absent bibliographic references.

Both for the learned and the newcomer! This classic study clearly establishes a fundamental difference in viewpoint between the peoples of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.

Kingship and The Gods by Henri Frankfort

My library Help Advanced Book Search. University of Chicago Press- Social Science – pages. Alexandros rated it really liked it Mar 17, And one can make marginal notes, which isn’t possible on the locked pdf file.

And there is no hyperlinking of notes to text, which makes it hard to identify rrankfort, or follow arguments relegated to the notes, at least without having a couple of files open to different pages, to switch between. Open-minded humanist scholarship, not dismissive of the past.


I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Even if Kramer, a Sumerologist, thought more highly of the Egyptian material than he did of Frankfort’s analysis of Mesopotamia In both 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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Inevitably, some of this has modified Frankfort’s data, and therefore his detailed conclusions. Account Options Sign in. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. It should be noted that the Oriental Institute currently has pdf versions of both Frankfort and Brisch available as free downloads among many, many other books, including excavation reports by Frankfort and Jacobsen. Wilsonand a prominent Danish cuneiformist and archeologist Iraq Thorkild Jacobsen kintship, during a period in the s tthe s when they were all involved with the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.

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Kingship and The Gods

Hesham Nasr rated it really liked it Mar 19, It’s just not the whole house. By examining the forms of kingship which evolved in the two countries, 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.

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. One of these items ships sooner than the other.

The New Years Festival. Their Mesopotamian contemporaries, however, viewed anxiously the harsh, hostile workings of nature.

In Egypt the tthe royal ideology was literally written in stone on temple walls, but even there, other types of texts portray pharaohs as more human than temple inscriptions would have you believe.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt: An Anthology of the Refresh and try again. Originally published init represents much of the conceptual background in which Frankfort was working. Frankfort’s work was groundbreaking, but was a long frankforr ago in the study of Egyptian religion on which I’ll concentrate because I am no expert on Mesopotamia.

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