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For courses in Introduction to the Humanities
 
See context and make connections across the humanities
Revel™ The Humanities: Culture, Continuity, and Change
leads students on a journey through countless “ah-ha” moments as they piece together the cultural history of the world. Believing that students learn best by remembering stories rather than memorizing facts, author Henry Sayre deftly conveys multifaceted cultural experiences via a storytelling approach that students will remember — during the course and beyond. Updated with numerous new images and examples, the 4th Edition analyzes recent works such as Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical to help students see how course concepts can help them understand resonant contemporary works.

Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience — for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.

NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.

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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