Dominion, by Tom Holland

The Making of the Western Mind

I was expecting this book to explain where the “western” way of thinking comes from but instead it was a tedious explanation of early Greek mythology and early religion.

Publisher:London : Little, Brown, 2019.
ISBN:9781408706961
Characteristics:xxix, 594 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.

I gave up after the second chapter as it was difficult to follow. A background knowledge and interest of ancient gods and stories would be helpful to understand . I was hoping it would be a more objective look at where a large group of people get their way of thinking from.

Maybe later chapters get to the point but I lost patience. Pays to read the blurb before borrowing.

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