A Short History of Myth, Karen Armstrong
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A Short History of Myth

Author: Karen Armstrong

Series: The Myths Series #1

Narrator: Sandra Burr

Unabridged: 3 hr 28 min

Format: Digital Audiobook (DRM Protected)

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Published: 10/21/2005

Genre: Fiction - Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology


What are myths? How have they evolved? And why do we still so desperately need them?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. Armstrong takes us from the Palaeolithic 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.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 why we dismiss it only at our peril.“Witty, informative and contemplative: Ms. Armstrong can simplify complex ideas, but she is never simplistic.” —New York Times Book Review“Armstrong writes with sensitivity and wisdom. She employs a breadth of learning that reflects the scintillating, shifting light and shade of human experience.” —The Times

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AudiobooksNow review by D THOMAS on 2015-09-09 19:57:34

Seems wrong on some science and very surface treatment of myths. Not enough meat to keep my interest.

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