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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Kingship and The Gods

The early Egyptian or Mesopotamian artist would show a gigantic KING towering over his followers and terrified adversaries alike. Unfortunately, the “Kingship” pdf digital page numbers do not correlate with the hard-copy pages, which makes using that excellent index a pain.

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.

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Kingship and The Gods by Henri Frankfort

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


Sebastian rated it really liked it Dec 08, Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Frankfort’s work was groundbreaking, but was a long time ago in the study of Egyptian religion on which I’ll concentrate because I am no expert on Mesopotamia.

An Anthology of Great Myths and Epics: Fortunately, Frankfort was a graceful writer in English. Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt: Elisa Pesta franjfort it it was amazing Jul 02, And one can make marginal notes, which isn’t possible on the locked pdf file.

Brittany Bentley rated it it was ok Dec 13, This classic study clearly establishes a fundamental difference in viewpoint between the peoples of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. The Gods of the Egyptians.

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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.

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An Anthology of the Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Sue Bridgwater rated it it was amazing Jul 23, Nehemiah rated it really liked it Jul 04, 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 fdankfort all civilized life, was conceived of quite differently in the two lands.

But he also provides a chapter demolishing James Frazer’s thesis of a common Kingahip Near Eastern belief in a dying and reviving kingshpi, 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. The Transfiguration of the Kings Predecessor.

Open-minded humanist scholarship, not dismissive of the past. Elsbeth Rooker rated it really liked it Feb 03,