A Short History of Myth: Text Myth Series
Text Publishing Company, 06.09.2010. - 168 страница
'Human beings have always been mythmakers.'
So begins 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 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.
Heralding a major series retelling international myths by authors from around the world, Armstrong's characteristically insightful and eloquent book serves as a brilliantly thought-provoking introduction to myth in the broadest sense-and why, if we dismiss it, we do so at our peril.
'Witty, informative and contemplative: Ms Armstrong can simplify complex ideas, but she is never simplistic.' New York Times Book Review
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LibraryThing ReviewКоментар посетиоца странице - TheAmpersand - www.librarything.com
I've felt that some of Karen Armstrong's books -- most notably "A History of God" -- tried to do too much in too little space, but "A Short History of Myth" is a beautifully economical little text. I ... Прочитајте целу рецензију
LibraryThing ReviewКоментар посетиоца странице - 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 ... Прочитајте целу рецензију