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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Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt: Kingship and the Gods is still a cornerstone for understanding the pharaoh.
Want to Read saving…. I was a bit disappointed by the author’s emphasis on ritual practices in this book.
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 frankfotr gods and the earthly representative of the God Horus.
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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 kingsbip. The Transfiguration of the Kings Predecessor.
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.
Inevitably, some of this has modified Frankfort’s data, and therefore his detailed conclusions.
Kingship and The Gods
English Choose a language for shopping. Krista rated it really liked it Dec 16, 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 kihgship god surrounded and supported by gods.
In both countries the people regarded the king as their mediator kingshhip 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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Kingship and The Gods by Henri Frankfort
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