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A Short History of Myth (Myths) by Karen Armstrong
Review by Gayle Surrette
Canongate U.S. Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 184195716X
Date: 09 November, 2005 List Price $18.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

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In A Short History of Myth, Karen Armstrong covers the importance of myth in human evolution and development from the Paleolithic period to modern times. It's a fascinating overview with many insights and views that give the reader plenty to ponder after the last page is read. For this review I read the book three times and each time I gained more understanding and insight into the use of myth in everyday life. It's a small book barely 149 pages not counting references but overfull with ideas, ideals, and philosophy.

Mythology is an art form that points beyond history to what is timeless in the human existence...the core of reality.(p. 1)

(Source: Canongate U.S.)

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