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Kingship and the gods : a study of ancient Near Eastern religion as the integration of society & nature

Author: Henri Frankfort
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1978.
Series: Oriental Institute essay.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Phoenix edView all editions and formats
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A Study of Ancient Near Eastern Religion as the Integration of Society and Nature.
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Frankfort, Henri, 1897-1954.
Kingship and the gods.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1978
(OCoLC)712646547
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henri Frankfort
ISBN: 0226260119 9780226260112
OCLC Number: 4468160
Description: xxiii, 444 pages, [21] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : concepts of kingship in the ancient Near East --
The historical foundation : the achievement of Menes --
The theoretical foundation : the Memphite theology --
The king's person : Horus --
The king's rule --
The king's potency : the ka --
The king's ceremonial : the Sed festival --
The king's supporters : the royal ancestors --
The royal succession --
The coronation --
The transfiguration of the king's predecessor --
The mystery play of the succession --
The gods of the Egyptians --
The power in the sun : creation --
The power in cattle : procreation --
The power in the earth : resurrection --
The historical forms of kingship in Mesopotamia --
The making of a king --
Government --
The service of the gods --
The gods of Mesopotamia --
The deification of kings --
The New Year's festival --
Epilogue : the Hebrews.
Series Title: Oriental Institute essay.
Responsibility: Henri Frankfort ; with a new pref. by Samuel Noah Kramer.
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A Study of Ancient Near Eastern Religion as the Integration of Society and Nature.

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