The Humanistic Tradition Volume I: Prehistory to the Early Modern World

Paperback | January 29, 2010

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Interdisciplinary in approach and topical in focus, the sixth edition of The Humanistic Tradition continues to bring to life humankind's creative legacy. With more than 800 illustrations and some 150 literary sources in accessible translations, this widely acclaimed humanities survey takes a global perspective that is at once selective and engaging, and helps students better understand the relationship between world cultures. Available in multiple formats, The Humanistic Tradition examines the political, economic, and social contexts out of which history's most memorable achievements emerged.

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Interdisciplinary in approach and topical in focus, the sixth edition of The Humanistic Tradition continues to bring to life humankind's creative legacy. With more than 800 illustrations and some 150 literary sources in accessible translations, this widely acclaimed humanities survey takes a global perspective that is at once selectiv...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:11.5 × 8.7 × 0.9 inPublished:January 29, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Book 1: The First Civilizations and the Classical Legacy

Introduction: Prehistory and the Birth of Civilization

Prehistory

The Birth of Civilization

1 Mesopotamia: Gods, Rulers, and the Social Order

Looking Ahead

The Land between the Two Rivers

The Gods of Mesopotamia

The Rulers of Mesopotamia

The Social Order

The Arts in Mesopotamia

The Iron Age

The Hebrews

Empires of the Iron Age

Looking Back

2 Africa: Gods, Rulers, and the Social Order

Looking Ahead

Africa: Ancient Egypt

The Gods of Ancient Egypt

The Rulers of Ancient Egypt

The Social Order

The Arts in Ancient Egypt

Africa: The Sudan

Looking Back

3 India, China, and the Americas

Looking Ahead

Ancient India

Ancient China

The Americas

Looking Back

4 Greece: Humanism and the Speculative Leap

Looking Ahead

Bronze Age Civilizations of the Aegean

The Heroic Age

The Greek City-State and the Persian Wars

Athens and the Greek Golden Age

The Individual and the Community

Greek Philosophy: The Speculative Leap

Humanist Philosophy

Looking Back

5 The Classical Style

Looking Ahead

The Classical Style

The Evolution of the Classical Style

The Classical Style in Poetry

The Classical Style in Music and Dance

The Diffusion of the Classical Style: The Hellenistic Age

Looking Back

6 Rome: The Rise to Empire

Looking Ahead

The Roman Rise to Empire

The Roman Contribution to Literature

The Arts of the Roman Empire

The Fall of Rome

Looking Back

7 China: The Rise to Empire

Looking Ahead

Confucius and the Classics

The Chinese Rise to Empire

The Literary Contributions of Imperial China

The Visual Arts and Music

Looking Back

Book Two: Medieval Europe and the World Beyond

8 A Flowering of Faith: Christianity and Buddhism

Looking Ahead

The Background to Christianity

The Rise of Christianity

The Teachings of Paul

The Spread of Christianity

The Rise of Buddhism

The Spread of Buddhism

Looking Back

9 The Language of Faith: Symbolism and the Arts

Looking Ahead

The Christian Identity

The Buddhist Identity

Looking Back

10 The Islamic World: Religion and Culture

Looking Ahead

The Religion of Islam

The Spread of Islam

Islamic Culture

Looking Back

11 Patterns of Medieval Life

Looking Ahead

The Germanic Tribes

Charlemagne and the Carolingian Renaissance

Early Medieval Culture

High Medieval Culture

Looking Back

12 Christianity and the Medieval Mind

Looking Ahead

The Christian Way of Life and Death

The Medieval Church

Looking Back

13 The Medieval Synthesis in the Arts

Looking Ahead

The Romanesque Church

The Gothic Cathedral

Medieval Painting

Medieval Music

Looking Back

14 The World Beyond the West: India, China, and Japan

Looking Ahead

India

China

Japan

Looking Back

Book 3: The European Renaissance, The Reformation, and Global Encounter

15 Adversity and Challenge: The Fourteenth-Century Transition

Looking Ahead

Europe in Transition

Literature in Transition

Art and Music in Transition

Looking Back

16 Classical Humanism in the Age of the Renaissance

Looking Ahead

Italy: Birthplace of the Renaissance

Classical Humanism

Renaissance Women

Machiavelli

Looking Back

17 Renaissance Artists: Disciples of Nature, Masters of Invention

Looking Ahead

Renaissance Art and Patronage

The Early Renaissance

The High Renaissance

The Music of the Renaissance

Looking Back

18 Cross-Cultural Encounters: Asia, Africa, and the Americas

Looking Ahead

Global Travel and Trade

The African Cultural Heritage

The Arts of Africa

Cross-Cultural Encounter

The Americas

Early Empires in the Americas

Cross-Cultural Encounter

Looking Back

19 Protest and Reform: The Waning of the Old Order

Looking Ahead

The Temper of Reform

The Protestant Reformation

Northern Renaissance Art

Sixteenth-Century Literature

Shakespeare

Looking Back