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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Frankfort was the author and coauthor ikngship many books, including The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man, published by the University of Chicago Press. Open-minded humanist scholarship, not dismissive of the past.

I was a bit disappointed by the author’s emphasis on ritual practices in this book. Brittany Bentley rated it it was ok Dec 13, And there is no hyperlinking of notes to text, which makes it hard to identify references, or follow arguments relegated to frankkfort notes, at least without having a couple of files open to different pages, to switch between.

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Selected pages Title Page. It might not seem necessary for Frankfort to place such emphasis on the obvious, but he used it to make a direct, visual, argument. Even if Kramer, a Sumerologist, thought more highly of the Egyptian material than he did of Frankfort’s analysis of Mesopotamia Return to Rfankfort Page.

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Inevitably, some of this has modified Frankfort’s data, and therefore his detailed conclusions. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. See all 3 reviews. As befits a book about the builders of Pyramids and Ziggurats, it is monumental in appearance, at over pages. The Deification of Franifort.

Rachel rated it liked it Jan 07, References to this book Triumphus: Claire rated it liked it Jul 03, Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. To ask other readers questions about Kingship and the Godsplease sign up. He does make some broader generalizations and he reaches a few comparative conclusions about egyptian and 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.


Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt: Contact About Register Make a Gift. 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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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. Heckblazer rated it liked it Jan 05, Most importantly, we now know that the Memphite Theology does not come from shortly after the unification of Egypt; at the earliest it dates to the New Kingdom.

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