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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Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. To ask other readers questions about Kingship and the Gods yhe, please sign up. 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.
Kingship and The Gods by Henri Frankfort
As befits a book about the builders of Pyramids and Ziggurats, it is monumental in appearance, at over pages. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Probably the most important book for western civilisation, ever written! The late Henri Frankfort, famed equally as explorer and scholar, was director of the Warburg Institute and professor of preclassical antiquity at the University of London.
If you keep those 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. Samuel Noah Kramer’s “New Preface” to the edition points out that it is a major comparative work by Henri Frankfortkingshipp Dutch archeologist Egypt and Iraq and art historian, who had been working closely with a leading Egyptologist, the American John A.
The early Egyptian or Mesopotamian artist would show a gigantic KING towering over his followers and terrified adversaries alike. Krista rated it really liked it Dec 16, Frank’s superb work, first published in and now frahkfort with a preface by Samuel Noah Kramer, demonstrates how the Egyptian and Mesopotamian attitudes toward nature related to their concept of kingship.
Frankfort as Art Historian is prominent in the early pages of the book, in which he discusses the use of size as an indicator of relative rank. Laura rated it really liked it Jun 02, 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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Sebastian rated it really liked it Dec 08, LPenting rated it really liked it Jan 13, But he also provides a chapter demolishing James Frazer’s thesis of a common Ancient Near Eastern belief in a dying and reviving god, tje out, for example, the distinctions between Adonis whose death frankcort 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.
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It also exists side-by-side with the alternative identification of Horus with the son and viceroy of the sun-god Ra, Creator of the World and its original King. Books by Henri Frankfort. Kingship and the Gods is still a cornerstone for understanding the pharaoh. Heckblazer rated it liked it Jan 05, Read more Frankgort less.