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 MythUser Review - Kate - Goodreads
A slightly helpful book that, in a mere 150 pages or so, gives an overview of the role of myth in human existence. Slightly helpful in that, it does give the reader a sense of how myth has functioned ... Read full review
Review: A Short History of MythUser Review - Nariman Mohamed - Goodreads
Amazing in everything- choice of words, structure, and information. Everything you need to know about myth from the very existence of man till today, in comparison to religion, science and technology! You think you know what "Myth" is, well read this book to find out. Read full review