A Short History of Myth
Karen Armstrong's concise yet compelling investigation into the history of myth takes us from the Palaeolithic period and the mythology of the hunters right up to the 'Great Western Transformation' of the last 500 years. She shows us that the history of myth is the history of humanity, and our stories and beliefs, our curiosity and attempts to understand the world, link us to our ancestors and each other. Myths help us make sense of the universe, and of ourselves. Armstrong's characteristically insightful and eloquent book serves as a brilliant and thought-provoking introduction to myth in the broadest sense - and why we dismiss it only at our peril.
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Review: A Short History of Myth (Canongate Myths #1)User Review - Eric - Goodreads
As a Composition Instructor with a rhetorical background, I enjoyed this much. If the subtitle of Armstrong's 'A Short History of Myth' had been 'A Rhetorical Approach', I think that would have been ... Read full review
Review: A Short History of Myth (Canongate Myths #1)User Review - Jamie - Goodreads
Ms Armstrong has written a brief summary of myth from the Paleothic period to modern day. I found her inclusion and description of different female deities enlightening. I also thought her summary of ... Read full review