Between our first overnight visitors in a year earlier in the week, followed by an intense four hour dental ordeal, and unanticipated, related health issues, I am way behind on this conversation. I especially appreciate your explanation of myth-history, and particularly this nugget:
You see, the mythic element of historiography comes to the foreground in the MAKING process, through the necessity of having to introduce a narrative thread to bind all the facts and details into a meaningful temporal succession.
The Joseph Mali work is clearly a must-have. I do hope you get commission on all the books you’ve recommended that I end up purchasing . . .