The Humanities

The Humanities : Culture, Continuity, and Change, Book 1 Reprint

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For two semester/quarter courses on Introduction to the Humanities or Cultural Studies.

The Humanities by Henry M. Sayre helps students see context and make connections across the humanities by tying together the entire cultural experience through a narrative storytelling approach.

Henry Sayre took the introduction to the humanities course as a sophomore and was inspired to devote his life to the study of the humanities. He has always wanted to write a book that passes along the important and compelling stories of the humanities. Henry believes that students learn best by remembering stories, not by memorizing facts. What makes The Humanities special is that it tells the stories and captures the voices that have shaped and influenced human thinking and creativity.

Please visit for more information and to view a video from author Henry Sayre, take a tour of a chapter from the book and see a demo of the Prentice Hall Digital Arts Library.
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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 213.36 x 274.32 x 15.24mm | 816.46g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130862622
  • 9780130862624

Table of contents



Chapter 1 From Forest to Farm: The Rise of Culture

Chapter 2 Mesopotamia: Power and Social Order in the Fertile Crescent

Chapter 3 The Stability of Ancient Egypt: Flood and Sun

Chapter 4 China, India, and Africa: Early Civilizations

Chapter 5 Bronze Age Culture in the Aegean World: The Great Traders

Chapter 6 The Rise of Greek City-States: War and Victory

Chapter 7 Golden Age Athens: The School of Hellas

Chapter 8 Rome: Urban Life and Imperial Majesty
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