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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The reader is left to work out the implications for various theories of Christian origins.

Unfortunately, the “Kingship” pdf digital page numbers do not correlate with the hard-copy pages, which makes using that excellent index a pain.

An Anthology of frankforg If you keep tue 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.

Kingship and The Gods by Henri Frankfort

Daniel rated it really liked it Jul 09, Versnel Limited preview – In both countries the people regarded the frznkfort 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 goss the God Horus. In Search of the Indo-Europeans. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. This is due in good part to the elaborate documentation in the end-notes, and an unusually comprehensive index; the main text is about pages, which is still substantial, but less formidable than it looks at first.


Kingship and The Gods

Inevitably, some of this has modified Frankfort’s data, and therefore his detailed conclusions. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

James F rated it liked it Feb 04, 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. It also exists side-by-side with the alternative identification of Horus with the son and viceroy of the kinyship Ra, Andd of the World and its original King.

Buy it, read it, learn from it. Frank’s superb work, first published in and now supplemented with a preface by Samuel Noah Frankfrt, demonstrates how the Egyptian and Mesopotamian attitudes toward nature related to their concept of kingship. Hesham Nasr rated it really liked it Mar 19, Their Mesopotamian contemporaries, however, viewed anxiously the harsh, hostile workings of nature.

Heckblazer rated it liked it Jan 05, Showing of 3 frankforg. Alexandros rated it really liked it Mar 17, Learn more about Amazon Prime. Contact About Register Make a Gift. Henri Frankfort Limited preview – The New Years Festival. Frankfort was the author and coauthor of many books, including The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Manpublished by the University of Chicago Press.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate Probably the most important book for western civilisation, ever written!

Account Options Sign in. 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.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A Study of Ancient Near Eastern 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.


Read more Read less. The river flood which annually renewed life in the Nile Valley gave Egyptians a cheerful confidence in the permanence of established things and faith in life after death. University of Chicago Press Amazon.

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Although Assyrian and Babylonian art developed less obtrusive ways of glorifying rulers, Pharaohs continued to tower over mere mortals to the very end of Pharaonic civilization — indeed, down to the triumph of Christianity, if not later. The Making of a King.

Lists with This Book. Their Mesopotamian contemporaries, however, viewed anxiously the harsh, hostile workings of nature. The Achievement of Menes. But he also provides a chapter demolishing James Frazer’s thesis of a common Ancient Near Eastern belief in a dying and reviving god, pointing out, for example, the distinctions between Adonis whose death is lamentedMarduk who triumphantly emerges from the ‘belly of the beast’and Osiris, who never returns to the world of the living, but governs from the Netherworld.

Kingship and the Gods is still a cornerstone for understanding the pharaoh. Want to Read saving…. This classic study clearly establishes a fundamental difference in viewpoint between the peoples of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. And one can make marginal notes, which isn’t possible on the locked pdf file.