Summary: Exceptionally student-friendly, extensively illustrated, and engagingly thought-provoking, this one-volume historical survey of the humanities is accessible--and inviting--to students with little background in the arts and humanities. Carefully balanced among the major arts, philosophy, and religion and finely focused on selected principal events, styles, movements, and figures, it brings the past to life by including authentic documents from daily life, comparative
global perspectives, and examples from literature, philosophy, music--including the contributions of women and minority artists. A wealth of critical thinking, writing, and discussion activities helps students make aesthetic and philosophical judgments, synthesize and compare topics, and discover the humanities' rich connections to their own lives.
Summary: Exceptionally student-friendly, extensively illustrated, and engagingly thought-provoking, this one-volume historical survey of the humanities is accessible--and inviting--to students with little background in the arts and humanities. Carefully balanced among the major arts, philosophy, and religion and finely focused on selected principal events, styles, movements, and figures, it brings the past to life by including authentic documents from daily life, comparative global perspectives, and examples from literature, philosophy, music--including the contributions of women and minority artists. A wealth of critical thinking, writing, and discussion activities helps students make aesthetic and philosophical judgments, synthesize and compare topics, and discover the humanities' rich connections to their own lives. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:4TH 05 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Prentice Hall, Inc. Year Published: 2005 International: No
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1. The Humanities: An Introduction to the Adventure.
Finding a Voice. The Arts. An Invitation to the Adventure.
2. The Ancient World.
The First Humans. Mesopotamia. Ancient Egypt. Early Asian Civilizations.
3. Ancient Greece: The Classical Spirit.
Early Greece. Classical Greece. Greek Theater and Music. Classical Greek Philosophy. The Hellenistic Age.
4. Ancient Rome: The Spirit of Empire.
The Drama of Roman History. The Art of an Empire. Roman Art and Daily Life. The Romans as Poets and Thinkers.
5. The Spirit of Monotheism.
The Judaic Tradition. The Rise of Christianity. Christian Philosophy. The Christian Empires: Rome and Byzantium. The Rise of Islam.
6. The Early Middle Ages: The Feudal Spirit.
The Age of Charlemagne. Feudal Europe. Monasticism. The Romanesque Style. Early Medieval Music and Drama. The Medieval Philosopher.
7. The Late Middle Ages: The Gothic Awakening.
The Gothic Awakening. The Gothic Styles. Music and Theater in the Gothic Age. The New Learning. Court and City in the Late Middle Ages. Prelude to the Renaissance.
8. The Renaissance Spirit in Italy.
The Renaissance in Italy. The Arts in Renaissance Florence. Early Renaissance Genius. The High Renaissance in Rome.
9. Reformation and Late Renaissance.
The Reformation. The Rise of Northern Europe. Art and Humanism in Northern Europe. The Elizabethan Age. The Late Renaissance in Italy.
10. The Spirit of Baroque.
The Baroque in Spain. The Baroque in Italy. The Baroque in France. The Protestant Baroque. The New Science. The English Compromise.
11. The Spirit of Enlightenment.
The Enlightenment. The Rococo Style. The Middle-Class Response. The Neoclassical Style. The Age of Satire.
12. Revolution and Romanticism.
Revolutions and Rights. The Romantic Hero. Elements of Romanticism. Romantic Demons.
13. The Industrial Age: The Spirit of Materialism.
Materialism and Progress. Realism and the Modern World. Music and Modernity. Last Romantics and Early Moderns. The Dark Side of Progress.
14. The Spirit of Modernism.
A Turbulent Century. Modernism in Art. The Modern Mind. Modernist Music and Architecture. Art and Politics. In the American Grain.
15. The Contemporary Spirit.
Horror and Absurdity in the New Age. Art in the Post-War Era. The Trials of Modern Architecture. Post-1945 Music. Post-modern Styles. The Global Culture.
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