A Short History of Myth
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AuntieClio - LibraryThing
Armstrong continues to be one of my favorite religion writers. This slim book is a shallow overview of how myths developed and how they changed as societies evolved and needed stories which fit their ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Your_local_coyote - LibraryThing
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