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A short history of myth

Author: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Canongate, 2005.
Series: Myths (Canongate Publishing)
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Armstrong, Karen, 1944-
Short history of myth.
Edinburgh ; New York : Canongate, 2005
(OCoLC)642417193
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Armstrong
ISBN: 1841956449 9781841956442 184195716X 9781841957166 1841957232 9781841957234 184195800X 9781841958002 073946390X 9780739463901
OCLC Number: 182521299
Description: 159 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: What is a myth? --
Palaeolithic Period : Mythology of the hunters (c. 20000 to 8000 BCE) --
Neolithic Period : Mythology of the farmers (c. 8000 to 4000 BCE) --
Early civilisations (c. 4000 to 800 BCE) --
Axial Age (c. 800 to 200 BCE) --
Post-Axial Period (c. 200 BCE to c. 1500 CE) --
Great Western Transformation (c. 1500 to 2000).
Series Title: Myths (Canongate Publishing)
Responsibility: Karen Armstrong.
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Takes us from the Palaeolithic period and the myths of the hunters right up to the 'Great Western Transformation' over years and the discrediting of myth by science. This book aims to serve as a  Read more...

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