About this book
Concise yet compelling investigation into the history of myth, from the Palaeolithic period to the Great Western Transformation of the last 500 years. Heralds a major series of retellings of international myths by authors from around the world.
An investigation into the history of myth, this book takes us from the Palaeolithic period and the mythology of the hunters to the 'Great Western Transformation'. It shows us that the history of myth is the history of humanity, and our stories and beliefs, our curiosity and attempts to understand the world, link us to our ancestors and each other.