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Culture and Values : A Survey of the Western Humanities, Volume 1

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CULTURE AND VALUES: A SURVEY OF THE WESTERN HUMANITIES takes you on a fascinating tour of some of the world's most significant examples of art, music, philosophy, and literature, from the beginnings of civilization to today. New features in the eighth edition are designed to make it easy for you to understand the influence of historical events and values on the works produced by each culture--guided discussions of all of the readings, chapter previews, timelines, "Compare and Contrast" sections, "Big Picture" reviews at the end of each chapter, and high-quality images with clear captions. Volume 1 covers early civilizations through the High Renaissance.
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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 230 x 277 x 25mm | 1,440g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 8th edition
  • 1285458184
  • 9781285458182

Table of contents

The Arts: An Introduction.
1. Beginnings.
2. The Rise of Greece.
3. Classical Greece and the Hellenistic Period.
4. Rome.
5. The Rise of the Biblical Tradition.
6. Early Christianity: Ravenna and Byzantium.
7. Islam.
8. The Rise of Medieval Culture.
9. The High Middle Ages.
10. The Fourteenth Century: A Time of Transition.
11. The Renaissance in the Fifteenth Century.
12. The High Renaissance and Mannerism in Italy.
Glossary.
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The Arts: An Introduction. 1. Beginnings. 2. The Rise of Greece. 3. Classical Greece and the Hellenistic Period. 4. Rome. 5. The Rise of the Biblical Tradition. 6. Early Christianity: Ravenna and Byzantium. 7. Islam. 8. The Rise of Medieval Culture. 9. The High Middle Ages. 10. The Fourteenth Century: A Time of Transition. 11. The Renaissance in the Fifteenth Century. 12. The High Renaissance and Mannerism in Italy. Glossary.
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About John Reich

Lois Fichner-Rathus is professor of art in the Department of Art and Art History of The College of New Jersey. She holds a combined undergraduate degree in fine arts and art history, an M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and a Ph.D. in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Art from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her areas of specialization include contemporary art, feminist art history and criticism, and modern art and architecture, as well as the theory and foundations of art and design. Dr. Fichner-Rathus is also the author of the Cengage Learning textbooks UNDERSTANDING ART and FOUNDATIONS OF ART AND DESIGN. She teaches study-abroad programs in Paris, Rome, Spain, and Cuba and resides in New York. A native of England, John J. Reich was trained as a classical archaeologist and did both his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Manchester. He is an authority on Minoan civilization, pre-Roman Italy, and music. Professor Reich is associated with the Syracuse University study program in Florence, Italy. He lectures frequently in Europe and the United States on history, art, and the humanities and is the author of many scholarly articles and several books, including ITALY BEFORE ROME (1979). Lawrence S. Cunningham is John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology (Emeritus) at the University of Notre Dame. The author or editor of over 25 books and hundreds of essays and reviews, his books reflect his interest in the history of Christian spirituality, hagiography, the intersection of theology and culture, as well as the relationship of contemplation and action. Professor Cunningham is the recipient of three honorary doctorates and the winner of Notre Dame's Presidential Award for service to academy and church (2002) and the Christus Magister award from the University of Portland in 2011 for distinguished scholarship and teaching. He has served as a visiting lecturer in this country and in Europe, Asia, and South Africa.
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