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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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.
He thought the Egyptians saw kings as incontestably divine while the Mesopotamian viewpoint treated kings kinvship 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. Sebastian rated it really liked it Dec 08, Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man: Heckblazer rated it liked it Jan 05, 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.
James F rated it liked it Feb 04, Their Mesopotamian contemporaries, however, viewed anxiously the harsh, hostile workings of nature. The Babylonian kings, likewise, were reminded that the real King was the god Marduk otherwise Bel, “the Lord”and they were his deputies. By examining the forms of kingship which evolved in the gds 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.
AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Rachel rated it liked it Jan 07, Frankfort was the author and coauthor of many kkngship, including The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man, published by the University of Chicago Press. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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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. The Gods of the Egyptians. Laura rated it really liked it Frankfory 02, It’s just not the whole house. I would urge anyone who can afford it to order the print version — it is a far more pleasant reading experience.
Kingship and The Gods by Henri Frankfort
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The Making of a King. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Selected pages Title Page. Dec 08, Bryn Hammond rated it really liked it Shelves: And the pdf of Brisch’s volume does have “logical” page numbers, with footnotes rather than endnotes, so it is a lot easier to use. Strangely, it seems that there are still people who need to read it — I have actually read claims, in serious publications, that the earliest Pharaohs are shown fighting hand-to-hand or club-to-head with a race of bearded dwarfs otherwise regarded as caricatures of Egyptian opponents with non-Pharaonic tonsures.
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Kingship and the Gods: 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.
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 anc the natural conditions under which each society developed. 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 goxs beast’and Osiris, who never returns to the world of the living, but governs from the Netherworld.
As befits a book about the builders of Pyramids and Ziggurats, it is monumental in appearance, at over pages. There are many thought-provoking ideas! Omowale Jabali rated it really liked it Dec 29, The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man. My library Kingsihp Advanced Book Search. Their Mesopotamian contemporaries, however, viewed anxiously the harsh, hostile workings of nature.
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