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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
Genre
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
Member of
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
263229
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Armstrong, Karen
Dewey number
  • 201/.309
  • 398.209
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Myths
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Myth
  • Myth
  • Mythologie
Label
A short history of myth, Karen Armstrong
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-159)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is a myth? -- Palaeolithic Period : Mythology of the hunters (c. 20000 to 8000 BCE) -- Neolithic Period : Mythology of the farmers (c. 8000 to 4000 BCE) -- Early civilisations (c. 4000 to 800 BCE) -- Axial Age (c. 800 to 200 BCE) -- Post-Axial Period (c. 200 BCE to c. 1500 CE) -- Great Western Transformation (c. 1500 to 2000)
Control code
1500205
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9781841958002
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2006372915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781841958002
  • (OCoLC)182521299
Label
A short history of myth, Karen Armstrong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-159)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is a myth? -- Palaeolithic Period : Mythology of the hunters (c. 20000 to 8000 BCE) -- Neolithic Period : Mythology of the farmers (c. 8000 to 4000 BCE) -- Early civilisations (c. 4000 to 800 BCE) -- Axial Age (c. 800 to 200 BCE) -- Post-Axial Period (c. 200 BCE to c. 1500 CE) -- Great Western Transformation (c. 1500 to 2000)
Control code
1500205
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9781841958002
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2006372915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781841958002
  • (OCoLC)182521299

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