A Short History of Myth

A Short History of Myth

Book - 2005
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The series begins with Karen Armstrong's compelling investigation into myth; what it is, how it has evolved, and why we still so desperately need it. She takes us from the Palaeolithic period and the myths of the hunters right through to the Great Western Transformation of the last 500 years and the discrediting of myth by science. The history of myth is the history of humanity; 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; if we ignore them, we do so at our peril. Characteristically insightful and eloquent, Armstrong's book is a brilliantly thought-provoking introduction to myth in the broadest sense.
Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : 2005
ISBN: 9781920885878
1920885870
Branch Call Number: ANF 201.3 ARMS
Characteristics: 159 p. ; 20 cm

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Mar 19, 2015

A good book for the sort of book that it is: very clear and concise.
The major drawback is that it lacks an index, a bibliography or even a suggested further reading list (this last point is especially bad because of the sort of book that it is.)

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