A Short History of Myth (Myths series)
What are myths? How have they evolved? And why do we still so desperately need them? A history of myth is a history of humanity, Karen Armstrong argues in this insightful and eloquent book: our stories and beliefs, our attempts to understand the world, link us to our ancestors and each other. This is a brilliant and thought-provoking introduction to myth in the broadest sense – from Palaeolithic times to the “Great Western Transformation” of the last 500 years – and why we dismiss it only at our peril.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: A Short History of Myth (Canongate Myths #1)User Review - Sara - Goodreads
A good intro to mythology. Not for individuals who have previously studied the topic. Very shallow coverage of topic. Read full review
Review: A Short History of Myth (Canongate Myths #1)User Review - Goodreads
An interesting short introduction to the history of myth. I was particularly taken by Armstrong's suggestion that the novel has filled the void left by modern society's abandonment of mythology. Yet ...