A Short History of Myth
Canongate, 2005 - 159 страница
Human beings have always been mythmakers. Theologian Armstrong here investigates 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, 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.--From publisher description.
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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