Discovering the Humanities, 4th edition

  • Henry M. Sayre

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Discovering the Humanities 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 better tells the story of the humanities as a global discipline via new scholarship and images. The text's coverage of contemporary art has been thoroughly reconceived to address key issues such as postcolonialism and the global marketplace. Expanded coverage of the arts beyond the West includes discussions of the Silk Road and early Buddhist and Hindu art and architecture.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780137528196

Subject: Introduction to Humanities

Category: Discovering the Humanities


1. The Prehistoric Past and the Earliest Civilizations: The River Cultures of the Ancient World
2. The Greek World: The Classical Tradition
3. Empire: Urban Life and Imperial Majesty in Rome, China, And India
4. The Flowering of Religion: Faith and the Power of Belief in the Early First Millennium
5. Parallel Cultures: Early Medieval Europe and the Larger World
6. The Gothic and the Rebirth of Naturalism: Civic and Religious Life in an Age of Inquiry
7. The Renaissance: Florence, Rome, and Venice
8. Renaissance and Reformation in the North: Between Wealth and Want
9. Encounter and Confrontation: The Impact of Increasing Global Interaction
10. The Counter-Reformation and the Baroque: Emotion, Inquiry, and Absolute Power
11. Enlightenment and Rococo: The Claims of Reason
12. The Age of Revolution: From Neoclassicism to Romanticism
13. The Working Class and the Bourgeoisie: The Conditions of Modern Life
14. The Modernist World: The Arts in an Age of Global Confrontation
15. Decades of Change: The Plural Self in a Global Culture

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