Culture and Values

Culture and Values : A Survey of the Western Humanities

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Expanded and updated to include new topics, illustrations, photographs, and readings, with completely redesigned timelines and maps, this edition of Culture and Values continues to combine balanced coverage of literature, art, music, and philosophy with sociological insight into the daily life of the characters in the unfolding drama of Western civilisation. Features: * A well-balanced blend of literature, art, architecture, music, and ideas. * Attention to the role of literature gives balance where competing texts lack depth. * Further readings, a pronunciation guide, and study questions are contained in each chapter along with summaries which review and emphasize the important topics addressed. * Introductory pedagogical material includes discussions of how best to approach and appreciate art, music, and literature. New to this edition: * More art and literature of women and minorities provide a balanced view of the influences which have shaped western culture. * Values Boxes which provide special topics and ideas have been redesigned. * New material added includes new art, timelines, and maps as well as discussions of contemporary issues in western society.
* New readings and selections.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 215.9 x 274.32 x 27.94mm | 1,723.64g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • Alternate
  • Alternate 4 Revised ed
  • photographs, illustrations, maps, further reading lists
  • 0155054589
  • 9780155054585

Table of contents

The Beginnings of Civilization. Early Greece. Classical Greece and the Hellenistic Period. The Roman Legacy. Jerusalem and Early Christianity. Byzantium and the Rise of Islam. Charlemagne and the Rise of Medieval Culture. High Middle Ages: The Search for Synthesis. The Fourteenth Century: A Time of Transition. The Early Renaissance. The High Renaissance in Italy. The Renaissance in the North. The Baroque World. The Eighteenth Century: From Rococo to Revolution. The Romantic Era. Toward the Modern Era: 1870-1914. Between the World Wars. The Contemporary Contour.
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