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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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. Oriental Institute Essays Paperback: Preceding Book I is a brief Introduction that focuses on the contrasting views of kingship in the two societies as expressed in their art.
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.
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 upon the natural conditions under w This classic study clearly establishes a fundamental difference in viewpoint between the peoples of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.
The Search for God in Ancient Egypt. This classic study clearly establishes a fundamental difference in viewpoint between the peoples of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This book also has more minor errors.
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. Refresh and try again. hhe
Kingship and The Gods
Kingship and the Gods: 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. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The international background is important to mention, not only because of Frankfort’s citation of editions, translations, and studies in a variety of modern languages, but because his theoretical positions often are expressed in relation to, and indeed in opposition to, themes and kignship of interpretation prevailing in different franfort approaches to problems.
Sue Bridgwater rated it it was amazing Jul 23, Please try again later. I confess that I only read the half of this book which deals with Mesopotamian kingship, not the parts about Egypt, but I was pleasantly impressed with the insights.
In Search of the Indo-Europeans. A Study of Ancient Near Eastern Religion as the Integration of Society and Nature” An Oriental Institute Essay, is a synthesis of ancient Egyptian frankforh the one hand and Mesopotamian on the other ideas about the relations of humans to the larger universe.
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 of all civilized life, was conceived of quite differently in the two lands.
Divine Kingship in the Ancient World and Beyond” coupled with this book on the Amazon page, at this writingit remains the great monograph on the subject, despite half a century of further work, both on specific cultures and on comparative issues. I do not agree in toto with Frankfort’s ideas about several subjects, but I must confess that it is one of the most interesting studies fraknfort I ever read about the matter.
Kingship and The Gods by Henri Frankfort
By examining the forms of kingship which evolved in the two countries, Frankfort discovered that beneath resemblances fostered by similar cultural drankfort and geographical location lay differences based partly upon the natural conditions under which each society developed.
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An Anthology of Frankflrt Myths and Epics: Milo rated it it was amazing Nov 26, 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.