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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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Wilsonand a prominent Danish cuneiformist and 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.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Both for the learned and the newcomer! Amy rated it really liked it Sep 11, Trivia About Kingship and the Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Laura rated it really liked it Jun 02, 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 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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I was a bit disappointed by the author’s emphasis on ritual practices in this book. Samuel Noah KramerChicago. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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.

Kingship and The Gods by Henri Frankfort

Deserves its classic status; still well worth a read. The reader is left to work out the implications for various theories of Christian origins. He does make some broader generalizations and he reaches a few comparative conclusions about egyptian and Write a customer review. Open Preview See a Problem?

As befits a book about the builders of Pyramids and Ziggurats, it is monumental in appearance, at over pages. Frankfort as Art Historian is prominent in kinghip early pages of the book, in which he discusses the use of size as an indicator of relative rank.

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University of Chicago Press Amazon. Kingship and the Gods is still a cornerstone for understanding the pharaoh. Versnel Limited preview – Pages with related products. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Probably the most important book for western civilisation, ever written! kingsihp

Showing of 3 reviews. 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 Godz ever read about the matter. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

In Egypt the grandiose 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.

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