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A Short History of Myth

The Myths Series: Book #7
By Karen Armstrong
Narrated by Sandra Burr / 3 hours 30 minutes

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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The Myths Series Series

The Penelopiad
The Penelopiad
Margaret Atwood
Jeanette Winterson
The Helmet of Horror
The Helmet of Horror
Victor Pelevin
Lion's Honey
Lion's Honey
David Grossman
A Short History of Myth
A Short History of Myth
Karen Armstrong
Dream Angus
Dream Angus
Alexander McCall Smith
Narrator Sandra Burr
ISBN 9781423307730
Length 3 hours 30 minutes
Language English
Publisher Brilliance Audio
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Fiction & Literature
Libro.fm rank #27,696 Overall
Genre rank #10,785 in Fiction & Literature