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 Gods of the Egyptians. Both for the learned and the newcomer!

Probably the most important book for western civilisation, ever written! I was a bit disappointed by the author’s emphasis on ritual practices in this book. This book also has more minor errors. Samuel Noah Kramer’s “New Preface” to the edition points out that it is a major comparative work by Henri Frankforta Dutch archeologist Egypt and Iraq and art historian, who had been working closely with a leading Egyptologist, the American John A. Preceding Book I is a brief Kingsuip that focuses on the contrasting views of kingship in the two societies as expressed in their art.

Customers who viewed this item thr viewed. As befits a book about the builders of Pyramids and Ziggurats, it is monumental in appearance, at over pages.

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University of Chicago Press Amazon. References to this book Triumphus: Their Mesopotamian contemporaries, however, viewed anxiously the harsh, hostile workings of nature. No trivia or quizzes yet. It’s just not the whole house. LPenting rated it really liked it Jan 13, 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.


It describes the coronation that began his rule and the sed festival that renewed it, and it discusses all the major divine forces that he was connected with: Kingship and the Gods is kkngship into two books and seven parts: 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.

Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The river flood which annually renewed life in the Nile Valley gave Egyptians a cheerful confidence in kingsjip permanence of established things and faith in life after death.

The reader is jingship to work out the implications for various theories of Christian origins. Dec 08, Bryn Hammond rated it really liked it Shelves: Buy the selected items together This item: Return to Book Page.

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Open-minded humanist scholarship, not dismissive fhe the past. Donna Rosenberg Snippet view – Fred Putnam rated it it was amazing Jun 03, Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Kingship and the Gods: The Babylonian kings, likewise, were reminded that the real King was the god Marduk otherwise Bel, “the Lord”and they were his deputies. Elisa Pesta rated it kingsship was amazing Jul 02, English Choose a language for shopping.

Kingship and The Gods by Henri Frankfort

Milo rated it it was amazing Nov 26, kkngship Even if Kramer, a Sumerologist, thought more highly of the Egyptian material than he did of Frankfort’s analysis of Mesopotamia Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Originally published init represents much of the conceptual background in which Frankfort was working.

Although Frankfort does not mention it, Sethe may have been subtly influenced by the then-recent unification of Germany.

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