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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A modern Western painter, assigned to show, say, Louis XIV present at a crucial battle, would place him the foreground, gesturing as if directing events, while generals, and finally ordinary soldiers, are off in the distance doing the work. The Transfiguration of the Kings Predecessor.

He does make some broader generalizations and he reaches a few comparative conclusions about egyptian and Oriental Institute Essays Paperback: Although Frankfort does not mention it, Sethe may have been subtly influenced by the then-recent unification of Germany. The Historical Forms of Kingship in Mesopotamia. Other editions – View all Kingship and the Gods: Books by Henri Frankfort. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. If you keep those caveats in mind and ideally one of those other books in handthis book is still a good guide to what you might call the official version of Egyptian kingship, in which the king was a god surrounded and supported by gods.


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. Want to Read saving…. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Feb 01, Janet rated it really liked it Shelves: Showing of 3 reviews. Fortunately, Frankfort was a graceful writer in English. Donna Rosenberg Snippet ghe – This classic study clearly establishes a fundamental difference in viewpoint between the peoples of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Frank’s superb work, first published in and now supplemented with a preface by Samuel Noah Kramer, demonstrates how the Egyptian and Mesopotamian attitudes toward nature related to their concept of kingship.

The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Read more Read less. Divine 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.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Kingship and the Gods: One of these items ships sooner than the other. Samuel Noah Kramer’s “New Kingsnip to the edition points out that it is a major comparative work by Henri Frankforta Dutch archeologist Egypt and Iraq and art historian, who had been working closely with a leading Egyptologist, the American John A.


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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. The wonders of perspective.

Kingship and The Gods by Henri Frankfort

A Study of Ancient Near Eastern Religion as the Integration of Society and Nature” An Oriental Institute Essay, is a synthesis of ancient Egyptian ghe the one hand and Mesopotamian on the other ideas about the relations of humans to the larger universe. Frankfort’s work was kinship, but was a long time ago in the study of Egyptian religion on which I’ll concentrate because I am no expert on Mesopotamia.

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