Living With the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples


No society on Earth lacks beliefs about where it has come from, its place in the world, and the connection of individuals to the eternal. Neil MacGregor traces how different societies have understood and articulated their place in the cosmic scheme. He turns his kaleidoscope of objects, monuments and ideas to examining mankind’s beliefs – not from the perspective of institutional religions, but by focusing on the shared narratives that have shaped our societies, and our relationships with each other.