Author: Karen Armstrong
Translator: Da-hee Lee
Hardcover | 172 pages | 194*130mm
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About This Book
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 desperately need it. She takes us from the
Paleolithic 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. 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. 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
serves as a brilliant and thought-provoking introduction to myth in the broadest
sense -- and explains why if we dismiss it, we do so at our peril.
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