Humanities in Western Culture

Humanities in Western Culture

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By (author) Robert C. Lamm

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  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • Format: Paperback | 640 pages
  • Dimensions: 211mm x 274mm x 25mm | 1,701g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0072835982
  • ISBN 13: 9780072835984
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: Brief revised 4th ed
  • Sales rank: 1,505,109

Product description

Designed to for a one-semester Western humanities course, this concise text offers a lavishly produced art program and abridged literary selections. The revised fourth edition has been updated throughout, and now includes a unit on the twenty-first century.

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Table of contents

CONTENTS Unit 1: Ancient River-Valley Civilizations 1 Prehistory and Mesopotamia 2 Egypt Unit 2: Greece: Birthplace of Western Civilization 3 The Aegean Heritage 4 Early Greece: Preparation for the Good Life 5 Hellenic Athens: The Fulfillment of the Good Life 6 Greece: From Hellenic to Hellenistic World 7 The Greek Arts Unit 3: Rome: The International Culture 8 A Thousand Years of Rome 9 Roman Art and Architecture: The Arts of Megalopolis Unit 4: Judaism and Christianity 10 The Star and the Cross 11 The Beginnings of Christian Art Unit 5: The Age of Faith 12 Building Medieval Walls 13 The Late Middle Ages: Expansion and Synthesis 14 The Medieval Synthesis in Art 15 Medieval Music: Sacred and Secular Unit 6: The Renaissance, 1350-1600 16 New Ideas and Discoveries Result from a New Way of Looking at the World 17 Renaissance Art: A New Golden Age 18 Renaissance Music: Court and Church 19 Shadow and Substance: Literary Insights into the Renaissance Unit 7: The Early Modern World, 1600-1789 20 Science, Reason, and Absolutism 21 Art: Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassic 22 Music: Baroque, Rococo, and Classical Unit 8: the Middle Modern World, 1789-1914 23 Revolution, Romanticism, Realism 24 Romanticism in Music 25 Nineteenth-Century Art: Conflict and Diversity Unit 9: The Twentieth Century 26 Things Fall Apart: The Center Cannot Hold 27 Ideas and Conflicts that Motivate the Twentieth Century 28 Art in the Twentieth Century: Shock Waves and Reactions 29 Music in the Twentieth Century 30 Twentieth-Century Literature Unit 10: Into the Twenty-First Century 31 Crossing Borders: Historical Overview, 1990-2003 32 Art in the Twenty-First Century 33 Music in the Twenty-First Century 34 Literature for the New Century Appendices