9780226260112-0226260119-Kingship and the Gods: A Study of Ancient Near Eastern Religion as the Integration of Society and Nature (Oriental Institute Essays)

Kingship and the Gods: A Study of Ancient Near Eastern Religion as the Integration of Society and Nature (Oriental Institute Essays)

ISBN-13: 9780226260112
ISBN-10: 0226260119
Edition: Phoenix ed
Author: Frankfort, Henri
Publication date: 1978
Publisher: Oriental Institute Of The University Of
Format: Paperback 470 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226260112
ISBN-10: 0226260119
Edition: Phoenix ed
Author: Frankfort, Henri
Publication date: 1978
Publisher: Oriental Institute Of The University Of
Format: Paperback 470 pages

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Acknowledged authors Frankfort, Henri wrote Kingship and the Gods: A Study of Ancient Near Eastern Religion as the Integration of Society and Nature (Oriental Institute Essays) comprising 470 pages back in 1978. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0226260119 and 9780226260112. Since then Kingship and the Gods: A Study of Ancient Near Eastern Religion as the Integration of Society and Nature (Oriental Institute Essays) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.32 or rent at the marketplace.

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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. The river flood which annually renewed life in the Nile Valley gave 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 1948 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. 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 the gods and the earthly representative of the God Horus.

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