A Short History of Myth

A Short History of Myth

Karen Armstrong


“Human beings have continually been mythmakers.” So starts off best-selling author Karen Armstrong’s concise but compelling research into fable: what it really is, the way it has advanced, and why we nonetheless so desperately desire it. She takes us from the Paleolithic interval and the myths of the hunters correct as much as the “Great Western Transformation” of the final years and the discrediting of fantasy through technology. The heritage of fable is the historical past of humanity, our tales and ideology, our interest and makes an attempt to appreciate the realm, which hyperlink us to our ancestors and every different. Heralding an important sequence of retellings of foreign myths by means of authors from worldwide, Armstrong’s ordinarily insightful and eloquent ebook serves as an excellent and thought-provoking creation to delusion within the broadest sense—and explains why if we brush off it, we achieve this at our peril.

Show sample text content

Download sample