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Summary

Human beings have always been myth makers. Karen Armstrong's concise yet compelling investigation into the history of myth takes us from the Palaeolithic period and the mythology of the hunters right up to the 'Great Western Transformation' of the last 500 years.

©2005 Karen Armstrong (P)2012 Canongate Books

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"Remarkable for its compressions, brevity and range, this book gives an account of myth from 20,000 years ago." ( The Times)

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This is such an interesting book but read in a dry flat voice that doesn't do it justice at all .

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Brilliant

Karen Armstrong is a fantastic writer. Her ideas are fantastic and she makes is really easy to engage with science, history, religion etc