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Title: A Short History of Myth Title Record # 1151853
Author: Karen Armstrong
Date: 2005-10-21
Type: NONFICTION
Language: English
Note:
  • Introductory volume in The Myths series of novels or novellas
  • Published 2005-10-21 in 33 countries and 28 languages. The first five volumes of The Myths were all released on Friday of the Frankfurt Book Fair, in their original languages at least. --Wikipedia, contemporary news and reviews (see the series record)
  • Armstrong "relies heavily on the usual suspects—Mircea Eliade, Joseph Campbell, Walter Burkert" (1993–2015); not on "scholars such as Jack Zipes and Marina Warner, and historians ...". --review of 3 vols by Elizabeth Hand, Washington Post 2005-12-25, "The New Muses"
Synopsis: "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." --Library of Congress LCCN 2008425130 quotes "from publisher description"
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Translations
Year Language Title
2005 Introduction to the 'Myths' series. Translated by Liesbeth Teixeira de Mattos
Dutch Mythen: Een beknopte geschiedenis

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Mythen: Een beknopte geschiedenis 2005-10-00 Karen Armstrong De Bezige Bij 90-234-1801-8 €14.90 127
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
non-fic  
A Short History of Myth 2005-10-21 Karen Armstrong Canongate Books (Canongate Myths #1) 1-84195-644-9   168
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
non-fic  
A Short History of Myth 2005-11-00 Karen Armstrong Canongate U.S. (Canongate Myths #1) 1-84195-716-X $18.00 159
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
non-fic Roderick Mills  
Mythen: Een beknopte geschiedenis 2008-02-00 Karen Armstrong De Bezige Bij 978-90-234-2721-6 €10.00 151
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
non-fic  
A Short History of Myth 2012-01-05 Karen Armstrong Canongate U.S. (Canongate Myths #1) 978-0-8021-9420-6 $14.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
non-fic Roderick Mills  
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