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 - Mary - Goodreads
One of my sisters loaned this book to me; a quick read, interesting, and a nice overview of a topic I haven't read about in a while Read full review
Review: A Short History of Myth (Canongate Myths #1)User Review - Linda - Goodreads
You would only read a book like this if you were intrested in mythology, so I like it. After reading several European and Norse mythology books and the classic fables, this volume gave an insight on the how and why. Armstrong does due diligence to research and this shows in the finished product. Read full review