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

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

  • Henry M. Sayre

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Overview

The Humanities: Culture, Continuity, and Change will guide you on a journey through countless "ah-ha" moments. You'll piece together the cultural history of the world as you make connections across the humanities. Author Henry Sayre deftly conveys multifaceted cultural experiences via a storytelling approach that will help you remember key content - during the course and beyond.

The 4th Edition has been updated with more than 300 images. Many new works of art have been added, as well, to invigorate the content with fresh examples. In addition, the text analyzes recent works, such as Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton: An American Musical, to illustrate the ways course concepts can help you understand resonant contemporary works.

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

ISBN-13: 9780137495719

Subject: Art

Category: Introduction to Humanities

Table of contents

PART I: THE ANCIENT WORLD AND THE CLASSICAL PAST, PREHISTORY TO 200 CE
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

PART II: THE RISE OF THE MEDIEVAL WORLD AND THE SHAPING OF ITS CULTURE, 200 CE-1400
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

PART III: THE RENAISSANCE AND THE AGE OF ENCOUNTER, 1400-1600
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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