Humanities, The: Culture, Continuity, and Change, Volume 1, 4th edition

  • Henry M. Sayre

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The Humanities: Culture, Continuity and Change helps you see context and make connections across the humanities. Author Henry Sayre leads you on a journey through countless “ah-ha” moments as you piece together the cultural history of the world. Sayre deftly conveys multifaceted cultural experiences via a resonant storytelling approach.

The 4th Edition offers analysis of recent works such as Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton: An American Musical to show how course concepts can illuminate contemporary art. New and updated examples include discussion of the earliest musical instruments, continuing research at Stonehenge and the workings of the Dutch East India Company in Indonesia. More than 300 images have been updated whenever new and improved images were available or works of art have been cleaned or restored.

Published by Pearson (August 1st 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137495719

Subject: Introduction to Humanities

Category: Humanities, The: Culture, Continuity, and Change, Volume 1


1. The Rise of Culture: From Forest to Farm
2. The Ancient Near East: Power and Social Order
3. The Stability of Ancient Egypt: Flood and Sun
4. The Aegean World and the Rise of Greece: Trade, War, and Victory
5. Golden Age Athens and the Hellenistic World: The School of Hellas
6. Rome: Urban Life and Imperial Majesty
7. Emerging Empires in the East: Urban Life and Imperial Majesty in China and India

8. The Flowering of Christianity: Faith and the Power of Belief in the Early First Millennium
9. The Rise and Spread of Islam: A New Religion
10. Fiefdom and Monastery, Pilgrimage and Crusade: The Early Medieval World in Europe
11. Centers of Culture: Court and City in the Larger World
12. The Gothic Style: Faith and Knowledge in an Age of Inquiry
13. Siena and Florence in the Fourteenth Century: Toward a New Humanism

14. Florence and the Early Renaissance: Humanism in Italy
15. The High Renaissance in Rome and Venice: Papal Patronage and Civic Pride
16. The Renaissance in the North: Between Wealth and Want
17. The Reformation: A New Church and the Arts
18. Encounter and Confrontation: The Impact of Increasing Global Interaction
19. England in the Tudor Age: "This Other Eden"
20. The Early Counter-Reformation and Mannerism: Restraint and Invention

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