The Science of Stories explores the role narrative plays in human life.
Supported by in-depth research, the book demonstrates how the ways in
which people tell their stories can be indicative of how they construct
their worlds and their own identities.
The book gives a critical overview of earlier narrative theories and summarizes previous scientific attempts to uncover relationships between language and personality. It also deals with social memory and group identity: various narrative
forms of historical representations (history books, folk narratives, historical novels) are analysed as to how they construct the past of a nation.