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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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Preview — Kingship and the Gods by Henri Frankfort. Kingship and the Gods: This classic study clearly establishes a fundamental difference in viewpoint between the peoples of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.

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.

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 which each society developed.

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Fdankfort river flood which annually renewed life in the Nile Valley frankfrt Egyptians a cheerful confidence in the permanence of established things and faith in life after death.

Their Mesopotamian contemporaries, however, viewed anxiously the harsh, hostile workings of nature. Frank’s superb work, first published in and now supplemented with a preface by Samuel Kingsihp Kramer, demonstrates how the Egyptian and Mesopotamian attitudes toward nature related to their concept of kingship. In both kintship the people regarded the king as their mediator with the gods, but in Mesopotamia the king was only the foremost citizen, while in Frankforf the ruler was a divine descendant of the gods and the earthly representative of the God Horus.

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Dec 08, Bryn Hammond rated it really liked it Shelves: Deserves its classic status; still well andd a read. Open-minded humanist scholarship, not dismissive of the past.

Kingship and The Gods by Henri Frankfort

Feb 01, Hhe rated it really liked tthe Shelves: 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. Grimmthorny rated it it was amazing Aug 01, Arthur George rated it really liked it Apr 19, James F rated it liked it Feb 04, Sebastian rated it really liked it Dec 08, LPenting rated it really liked it Jan 13, Laura rated it really liked it Jun 02, Claire rated it liked it Jul 03, James rated it it was amazing Nov 27, Hesham Nasr rated it really liked it Mar 19, Nehemiah rated it really liked it Jul 04, Krista rated it really liked it Dec 16, Alexandros rated it really liked it Mar 17, Fred Putnam rated it it was amazing Jun 03, Elsbeth Rooker rated it really liked it Feb 03, Elisa Pesta rated it it was amazing Jul 02, Daniel rated it andd liked it Jul 09, Heckblazer rated it liked it Jan 05, Amy rated it really liked it Sep 11, Sue Bridgwater rated it it was amazing Jul 23, Brittany Bentley rated it it was ok Dec 13, Milo rated it it was amazing Nov 26, Omowale Jabali rated it really liked it Dec 29, Rachel rated it liked it Jan 07, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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