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A Short History of Myth

by Karen Armstrong

Hardcover, 159 pages, Pgw, List Price: $18 |


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The author of The History of God and In the Beginning: A New Reading of Genesis offers a useful, well-written introduction to mythology from the Paleolithic period to the "Great Western Transformation" that used science to discredit myth. 75,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.

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Karen Armstrong: Myths and the Modern World

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