Kingship and the Gods: A Study of Ancient Near Eastern by Henri Frankfort
By Henri Frankfort
Read or Download Kingship and the Gods: A Study of Ancient Near Eastern Religion of Society and Nature PDF
Similar archaeology books
This edited quantity comprises twelve papers that current facts on non-normative burial practices from the Neolithic via to Post-Medieval classes and comprises case reviews from a few ten nations. It has lengthy been known by way of archaeologists that convinced members in a number of archaeological cultures from various classes and destinations were accorded differential remedy in burial relative to different individuals in their society.
'Archaeology, Artifacts and Antiquities of the traditional close to East' follows the evolution of the author’s scholarly paintings and pursuits and is split into a number of different types of interrelated fields. the 1st half bargains basically with excavations and linked artifacts, matters in historical geography and the identity of historic websites in northwest Iran, the author’s study related to the tradition and chronology of the Phrygian capital at Gordion in Anatolia, and the chronology and Iranian cultural family of a website within the Emirate of Sharjah.
This leading edge paintings of ancient archaeology illuminates the genesis of the Californios, a group of army settlers who solid a brand new id at the northwest fringe of Spanish North the US. considering that 1993, Barbara L. Voss has carried out archaeological excavations on the Presidio of San Francisco, based by means of Spain in the course of its colonization of California's crucial coast.
- Firenze Romana
- Beyond Chiefdoms: Pathways to Complexity in Africa (New Directions in Archaeology)
- Israel's Exodus in Transdisciplinary Perspective: Text, Archaeology, Culture, and Geoscience (Quantitative Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
- The History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ: 175 B.C. to A.D. 135, Volume 3, Part 2 (New Revised English Edition)
Extra info for Kingship and the Gods: A Study of Ancient Near Eastern Religion of Society and Nature
In this wider context, too, inescapable death was accepted; but it was counterbalanced by the recurring miracle of resurrection. Egypt, in accordance with its static interpretation of the cosmos, considered life to be everlasting and paradoxically denied the reality of death. The body ceased to function, but man survived. As a bird he lived in the tomb but could visit the Nile Valley at will. Or he became one of the circumpolar stars which never set. He compelled certain spirits to form a ladder so that he could reach heaven.
3 For the same reason many texts which we consider historical inscriptions exasperate us by the prevalence of generalities and clich6s and the scarceness of factual information. But the latter had little significance for the Egyptian in comparison with the satisfaction which he felt because the static order, championed by Pharaoh, was once more firmly established. We have hitherto used only battle scenes to illustrate the difference between Mesopotamian and Egyptian concepts of kingship. But it is evident that so thorough a contrast must appear in whatever context the king is shown.
If we now consider a Mesopotamian monument of an early period, we are confronted with a very different concept of the king's nature. The ruler, Eannatum, marches in front of his phalanx or rides in his chariot at the head of his infantry (Fig. 6). On the other side of the stela (Fig. 7) a large symbolical figure has caught the enemy in a net. This figure represents the god Ningirsu, who is thus, most significantly, equivalent to the figure of Pharaoh in the Egyptian design of Figure 5. The Mesopotamian king leads his people, but he is not rendered as differing in essentials from his subjects; it is the god who belongs to a different order of being.