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.

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Kingship and The Gods

Elisa Pesta rated it it was amazing Jul 02, Preview — Kingship and the Gods by Henri Frankfort. 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. Versnel Limited preview – Although Frankfort does not mention it, Sethe may have been subtly influenced by the then-recent unification of Germany. Probably the most important book for western civilisation, ever written!

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.

Their Mesopotamian contemporaries, however, viewed anxiously the harsh, hostile workings of nature. The early Egyptian or Mesopotamian artist would show a gigantic KING towering over his followers and terrified adversaries alike.

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Even if Kramer, a Sumerologist, thought more highly of the Egyptian material than he did franmfort Frankfort’s analysis of Mesopotamia Heckblazer rated it liked it Jan 05, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Paperbackpages. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Frank’s superb work, first published in and now supplemented with a klngship by Samuel Noah Kramer, demonstrates how the Egyptian and Mesopotamian attitudes toward nature related to their concept of kingship. I would urge anyone who can afford it to order the print version — it is a far more pleasant reading experience.

Although now somewhat outdated in certain aspects of interpretation, this book surely will remain as one the pillars for the study of ancient Egyptian religion, and, in fact, is one of the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.

I confess that I only read the half of this book which deals with Mesopotamian kingship, not the parts about Egypt, but I was pleasantly impressed with the insights.

He spends time some would say, too muchobjecting to the German scholar Kurt Sethe’s elaborate interpretation of the Egyptian “Pyramid Texts” as the mythological reflection of the complex pre-historic political unification of Egypt, for example.

Unfortunately, the “Kingship” pdf digital page numbers do anr correlate with the hard-copy pages, which makes using that excellent index a pain. The river flood which annually renewed life in the Nile Valley gave Egyptians frankfor cheerful confidence in the permanence of established things and faith in life after death. Contact About Register Make a Gift.

A Study of Ancient Near Eastern Frankort of Society and Nature Henri Frankfort with a New Preface by Samuel Noah Kramer Download Terms of Use Frankfort’s central thesis in Kingship and the Gods is that the Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations differed fundamentally and profoundly despite their superficial resemblances, and that kingship, an institution which the ancients themselves regarded as the very foundation of all civilized life, was conceived of quite differently in the two lands.

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Kingship and The Gods by Henri Frankfort

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To ask other readers questions about Kingship and the Godsplease sign up. Amazon Frankcort Fun stories for kids on the go. He thought the Egyptians saw kings as incontestably divine while the Mesopotamian viewpoint treated kings as very human servants of the gods, but that contrast may look sharper than it is because different types of texts tended to survive in each region.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Selected pages Title Page. Originally published init represents much of the conceptual background in which Frankfort was working.

University of Chicago Press Amazon. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. In all fairness to the Oriental Institute, which has spent years putting its entire catalogue into digital format, this project is itself a splendid accomplishment. Books by Henri Frankfort. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? The kingsip background is important to mention, not only because of Frankfort’s citation of editions, translations, and studies in a variety of modern languages, but because his theoretical positions often are expressed in relation to, and indeed in opposition to, themes and styles of interpretation prevailing in different “national” approaches to problems.