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A Short History of Myth

(Myths)

by Karen Armstrong

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Published by Knopf Canada .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / Reference,
  • Fiction - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages168
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7695088M
    ISBN 100676974198
    ISBN 109780676974195

      "A Short History of Myth" is a handy stand-alone overview of the ever-evolving partnership between myth and man from Paleolithic times to the present. A Short History of Myth (Book): Armstrong, Karen: This brilliant, readable synthesis of the history of mythology and the function it serves to humanity is the launch title of the groundbreaking publishing event, The Myths. 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.

      Myths were explanations created by human beings to help them understand and influence the world around them. In "A Short History Of Myth", Karen Armstrong presents an informed and informative overview of the history and role of myths in human belief systems from the prehistorical stone age down to the present day. A Short History of Nearly Everything by American-British author Bill Bryson is a popular science book that explains some areas of science, using easily accessible language that appeals more to the general public than many other books dedicated to the subject. It was one of the bestselling popular science books of in the United Kingdom, selling over , : Bill Bryson.

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A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong Download PDF EPUB FB2

In each of these periods, we get a strong sense of how mythology shaped the fabric of society, and how social, intellectual, political, and economic factors in turn shaped mythology. One of the strongest sections of the book is the final 15 pages, where Armstrong depicts modern society in tatters due to its inability to formulate a coherent myth/5().

A Short History of Myth (The Myths Series): Armstrong, Karen, Burr, Sandra: : Books. Buy New. $ Qty: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Qty: /5().

“A Short History of Myth is a handy stand-alone overview of the ever-evolving partnership between myth and man from Paleolithic times to the present. Succinct and cleanly written, it is hugely readable and often moving Armstrong’s exposition is streamlined and uncluttered without being simplistic.” –The New York Times Book Review/5(25).

A Short History of Myth lives up to its title but despite its brevity is well worth reading. Its an extended introductory essay to the Canongate Myth series, several volumes of which Ive read: Margaret Atwoods The Penelopiad, Jeanette Wintersons Weight, and A.S.

Byatts Ragnarok, respectively, reinterpretations of The Odyssey, the Atlas myth /5. A Short History of Myth, by Karen Armstrong, is part of the Myths Collection of novellas put out by publisher, Canongate, under the banner of The Canons.

These (mostly) fabulous little books include ‘bold retellings of legendary tales, by the world’s greatest contemporary writers.’ I have so far reviewed: Girl meets Boy  by Ali Smith.

Read: A Short History Of Myth, Author: Karen Armstrong, free book online in EPUB, TXT, Pdf at 'Although the book offers no new perspectives or information on the history of myth, it does provide a functional survey of mythology's history.' - PW.

Comment: A Short History of Myth is the launch title in UK publisher Cannongate's new myth series featuring retellings of classic myths by modern writers - see The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood and Weight by Jeanette Winterson, also in this issue.

A Short History of Myths purpose is to tell you what a myth is why it was created and how it evolved and influenced later civilizations it is also trying to prove that myths were only created because we as human beings long for the understanding of the unknown.

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins ab years ago with the appearance of modern by:   A history of myth is a history of humanity, Karen Armstrong argues in this insightful and eloquent book: our stories and beliefs, our attempts to understand the /5().

Nicholas Lezard is delighted by Karen Armstrong's A Short History of Myth Nicholas Lezard Fri 26 May EDT First published on Fri 26 May EDT. Myths help us make sense of the universe. Heralding a major series of retellings of international myths by authors from around the world, Armstrong's characteristically insightful and eloquent book 3/5(23).

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comment. Reviews There are no reviews yet. A history of myth is a history of humanity, Karen Armstrong argues in this insightful and eloquent book: our stories and beliefs, our attempts to 3/5(23).

Each book in the series is a retelling of a myth by an internationally renowned author. The first 3 titles to be published in the series are by Margaret Atwood ("The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope And Odysseus"), Jeanette Winterson ("Weight: The Myth of Atlas And Heracles") and Karen Armstrong ("A Short History of Myth").5/5(4).

A Short History Of Myth () A Short History Of Myth () About book: A Short History of Myth lives up to its title but despite its brevity is well worth reading. A myth, says Karen Armstrong "is an event that - in some sense - happened once, but which also happens all the time". This is not quite the definition of the.

A Short History of Myth is an ideal introduction for students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the study of myth, legend, folklore, and religion.”. *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 years and the discrediting of myth by science. The history of. Karen Armstrong discusses her new book, A Short History of Myth, which explores how myths morph and change, and why they remain compelling.

Audio is no longer available. Read & Listen. In A Short History of Myth, Karen Armstrong reminds the reader that the myth-making enterprise is a proud human tradition and has evolved into particular new forms of which we may not be aware.

“We are meaning-seeking creatures,” writes Armstrong. A Short History of Myth is -simply- stunning. Stunning to the point that it has me seriously considering alterations to my Book Game answers. It would, at the very least, feature if you were planning on building an armchair magician.

(Reading The Book of English Magic has convinced me the term isn’t universally pejorative.).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.