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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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DieFledermaus - LibraryThing
This book was a quick, interesting read and it succeeded in sparking my interest in reading other comparative religion/mythology texts. While Armstrong is able to describe nuances in a multitude of ... Read full review