The Humanities: Volume 1 (Book 1): Culture, Continuity and Change

The Humanities: Volume 1 (Book 1): Culture, Continuity and Change

Paperback Humanities: Culture, Continuity & Change

By (author) Henry M. Sayre

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  • Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
  • Format: Paperback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 214mm x 274mm x 14mm | 739g
  • Publication date: 28 December 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Upper Saddle River
  • ISBN 10: 0205013309
  • ISBN 13: 9780205013302
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: maps, figures

Product description

For an undergraduate introductory level course in the humanities. Humanities narrated in a story-telling approach. The Humanities: Culture, Continuity & Change helps students see context and make connections across the humanities by tying together the entire cultural experience through a narrative storytelling approach. Written around Henry Sayre's belief that students learn best by remembering stories rather than memorizing facts, it captures the voices that have shaped and influenced human thinking and creativity throughout our history.

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Author information

Henry M. Sayre is Distinguished Professor of Art History at Oregon State University-Cascades Campus in Bend, Oregon. He earned his Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Washington. He is producer and creator of the 10-part television series, A World of Art: Works in Progress, aired on PBS in the fall of 1997; and author of seven books, including A World of Art, The Visual Text of William Carlos Williams, The Object of Performance: The American Avante-Garde since 1970; and an art history book for children, Cave Paintings to Picasso.

Table of contents

Book I: The Ancient World and the Classical Past: Prehistory to 200 CE 1 From Forest to Farm: The Rise of Culture 2 Power and Social Order in the Fertile Crescent and the North China Plain 3 The Stability of Ancient Egypt 4 Bronze Age Culture in the Aegean World and the Rise of the City-State in Greece 5 Golden Age Athens 6 Urban Life and Imperial Majesty: Rome 7 Urban Life and Imperial Majesty: China and India 8 The Flowering of Religion: Faith and the Power of Belief in the Early First Millennium 9 The Rise and Spread of Islam 10 Fiefdom and Monastery, Pilgrimage and Crusade: The Early Medieval World 11 Centers of Culture: Court and City in the Larger World 12 A Greater Knowledge: Inquiry and Influence 13 A Flowering of the Arts: Cultural Patronage in the Fourteenth Century 14 The Renaissance in Florence 15 The High Renaissance in Rome and Venice 16 The Renaissance in the North 18 Encounter and Confrontation 19 England and in the Tudor Age 20 The Early Counter-Reformation in Europe: Catholic Restraint and Mannerist Invention