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7 edition of A Short History of Myth (Myths, The) found in the catalog.

A Short History of Myth (Myths, The)

by Karen Armstrong

  • 332 Want to read
  • 4 Currently reading

Published by Canongate U.S. .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mythology,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Folklore & Mythology - Mythology,
  • Social Science / Folklore & Mythology,
  • Folklore & Mythology,
  • History,
  • Myth

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8923816M
    ISBN 10184195800X
    ISBN 109781841958002

    He presented a series of five lectures, titled A Short History of Progress. In , Wright’s presentation was published as a short book, and it became a bestseller. Martin Scorsese’s movie, Surviving Progress, was based on the book. It was an amazing success for a story contrary to our most holy cultural myths/5.   A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong Canongate, pages (paperback) Powell’s Books C. S. Lewis once claimed that myths were lies “breathed through silver.” In asking my students how they define myth, I often get a similar response.

    Karen Armstrong discusses her new book, A Short History of Myth, which explores how myths morph and change, and why they remain compelling. Karen Armstrong: Myths and the Modern World.   A Short History of Myth: The Myths (Unabridged) audiobook, by Karen Armstrong 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.3/5.

      A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong (Canongate £12, pp) The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood (Canongate £12, pp) Weight by Jeanette . This little book (about pgs worth) is a part of an ambitious and fascinating project, the Canongate Myth series. Armstrong's contribution, A Short History of Myth, is the series opener. I think its a good introduction for anyone who is interested in mythology and who perhaps plans to read on in the series/5.


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A Short History of Myth (Myths, The) by Karen Armstrong Download PDF EPUB FB2

Karen Armstrong’s first book, the bestselling Through the Narrow Gate (), described her seven years as a nun in a Roman Catholic order. She has published numerous books, including A History of God, which has been translated into thirty languages, A History of Jerusalem and In the Beginning: A New Reading of Genesis/5().

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This book does exactly what the title says - it gives a brief overview A Short History of Myth book the history of myth.

Well written this is a brief but studious account of how myths originated and their relevance in society, both in the past and today/5().

This short book is an attempt by Armstrong to reinstate a kind of appreciation of selected, mostly Western, myths after what she believes has been their modern discrediting by science. In doing so, Armstrong needs to strip the old myths of any historical relevance to reality to argue that they represent rather a kind of psychological reality /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 Brand: Canongate U.S.

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.

oHuman beings have always been mythmakers.o So begins Karen ArmstrongAEs concise yet compelling investigation into myth: what it is, how it has evolved, and why we still so desperately need it.3/5(24). The information about A Short History of Myth shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel. A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong pp, Canongate, £ Words are tricky enough.

Words that hold within them huge and ancient ideas are even harder to grasp. A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong (Canongate, £). George Eliot's Casaubon, you will recall, was working on the key to all mythologies. This massive work remained uncompleted as he. Buy A Short History Of Myth Main by Armstrong, Karen (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(). What are myths. How have they evolved. And why do we still so desperately need them.

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 world, link us to our ancestors and each other.

This is a brilliant and thought-provoking introduction to myth in the broadest sense – from 3/5(24). A Short History of Myth (The Myths) - Kindle edition by Armstrong, Karen. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Short History of Myth (The Myths).

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Audio An illustration of a " floppy disk. Karen Armstrong A Short History Of Myth. Topics Myth, Mythology Collection opensource. History of Mythology Addeddate Identifier. 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. Read: A Short History Of Myth, Author: Karen Armstrong, free book online in EPUB, TXT, Pdf at Praise “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 ct and cleanly written, it is hugely readable and, in its journey across the epochs of human experience, often moving.” —The New York Times Book Review “With her succinct, thoughtfully elucidated A Short History of Myth.

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 world, link us to our ancestors and each other/5(). 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.).

Get this from a library. A short history of myth. [Karen Armstrong] -- 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. *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 Released on: Septem. "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, in its journey across the epochs of human experience, often moving.

A SHORT HISTORY OF MYTH By Karen Armstrong. pp. Canongate. $ THE PENELOPIAD By Margaret Atwood. pp. Canongate. $ WEIGHT By .About book A Short History Of Myth () A Short History of Myth lives up to its title but despite its brevity is well worth reading.

It’s an extended introductory essay to the Canongate Myth series, several volumes of which I’ve read: Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad, Jeanette Winterson’s Weight, and A.S. Byatt’s Ragnarok, respectively, reinterpretations of The Odyssey, the Atlas.