A Short History of Myth

Author(s): Karen Armstrong
Original Publish Date: Jan 05, 2012
Product Number: EB00659108
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802194206
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
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"Human beings have always been mythmakers." So begins best-selling writer Karen Armstrong's concise yet compelling investigation into myth: what it is, how it has evolved, and why we still so desperately need it. She takes us from the Paleolithic period and the myths of the hunters right up to the "Great Western Transformation" of the last five hundred 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, which link us to our ancestors and each other. Heralding a major series of retellings of international myths by authors from around the world, Armstrong's characteristically insightful and eloquent book serves as a brilliant and thought-provoking introduction to myth in the broadest sense-and explains why if we dismiss it, we do so at our peril.

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Author(s): Karen Armstrong
Narrator(s): Sandra Burr
Genre: Language Arts
Product Number BL627
Released: Oct 21, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781423307693

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