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A short history of myth, Karen Armstrong

Label
A short history of myth
Title
A short history of myth
Statement of responsibility
Karen Armstrong
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 period and the myths of the hunters, up to the Great Western Transformation of the last five hundred years and the discrediting of myth by science. 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
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Armstrong, Karen
Dewey number
  • 398.209
  • 201/.309
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL312
LC item number
.A76 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mythology
  • Myth
Label
A short history of myth, Karen Armstrong
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-159)
Contents
What is a myth? -- The Palaeolithic Period : the mythology of the hunters (c. 20000 to 8000 BCE) -- The Neolithic Period : the mythology of the farmers (c. 8000 to 4000 BCE) -- The early civilisations (c. 4000 to 800 BCE) -- The Axial Age (c. 800 to 200 BCE) -- The post-Axial period (c. 200 BCE to c. 1500 CE) -- The great Western transformation (c. 1500 to 2000)
Control code
000269622
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
159 p.
Isbn
9781841957234
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006372915
Other control number
9781841957166
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000269622
  • (OCoLC)62779445
Label
A short history of myth, Karen Armstrong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-159)
Contents
What is a myth? -- The Palaeolithic Period : the mythology of the hunters (c. 20000 to 8000 BCE) -- The Neolithic Period : the mythology of the farmers (c. 8000 to 4000 BCE) -- The early civilisations (c. 4000 to 800 BCE) -- The Axial Age (c. 800 to 200 BCE) -- The post-Axial period (c. 200 BCE to c. 1500 CE) -- The great Western transformation (c. 1500 to 2000)
Control code
000269622
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
159 p.
Isbn
9781841957234
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006372915
Other control number
9781841957166
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000269622
  • (OCoLC)62779445

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