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Author Provan, Iain W. (Iain William), 1957- author.
Title Convenient myths : the axial age, dark green religion, and the world that never was / Iain Provan.
Published Waco, Texas : Baylor University Press, [2013]
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 Floor2  BL55 .P76 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xii, 159 pages ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-153) and indexes.
Contents The turning point of history: the Axial Age -- Serious people, bad ideas: an inquisition on the Axial Age -- Procrustes and his bed: mutilating the facts to fit a theory -- Happy hunting (and gathering): the dark green golden age -- Hard times in the Paleolithic: constant battles and unequal rights -- Ecologically nobel ancestors? Why spiritual people don't necessarily look after their living space -- You can't always get what you want: desire (and need) and the past -- The past reloaded: a brief history of ancient time -- On loving your dead neighbor: violence, knowledge, and history -- On truth and consequences: why myths about the past matter.
Subject Religion and civilization.
Civilization, Ancient.
Myth -- History.
ISBN 9781602589964 hardback alkaline paper
1602589968 hardback alkaline paper
OCLC number 826895211