The Humanities

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

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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 | 848 pages
  • 215.9 x 274.32 x 35.56mm | 2,313.31g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130862649
  • 9780130862648

Table of contents

BOOK 1 THE ANCIENT WORLD AND THE CLASSICAL PAST: PREHISTORY TO 200 CE Chapter 1 From Forest to Farm: The Rise of CultureChapter 2 Mesopotamia: Power and Social Order in the Fertile CrescentChapter 3 The Stability of Ancient Egypt: Flood and SunChapter 4 China, India, and Africa: Early CivilizationsChapter 5 Bronze Age Culture in the Aegean World: The Great TradersChapter 6 The Rise of Greek City-States: War and VictoryChapter 7 Golden Age Athens: The School of HellasChapter 8 Rome: Urban Life and Imperial Majesty BOOK II MEDIEVAL EUROPE AND THE SHAPING OF WORLD CULTURES: 200 CE TO 1400 Chapter 9 The Late Roman Empire, Judaism, and the Rise of Christianity: Power and FaithChapter 10 Byzantium: Constantinople and the Byzantine EmpireChapter 11 The Rise and Spread of Islam: A New ReligionChapter 12 Fiefdom and Monastery: The Merging of Germanic and Roman CulturesChapter 13 The Romanesque Tradition: Pilgrimage and Crusade Chapter 14 The Gothic Style: Faith and Knowledge in an Age of InquiryChapter 15 Siena and Florence in the Fourteenth Century: Toward a New HumanismChapter 16 China, India Japan, Africa, and the Americas before 1400 BOOK III THE RENAISSANCE AND THE AGE OF ENCOUNTER: 1400 to 1600Chapter 17 Florence and the Early Renaissance: Humanism in ItalyChapter 18 The High Renaissance in Rome: Papal PatronageChapter 19 The Venetian Renaissance: Palace and LagoonChapter 20 The Renaissance in the North: Between Wealth and WantChapter 21 The Reformation A New Church and the Arts*Chapter 22: The Early Counter-Reformation and Mannerism: Restraint and Invention* Chapter 23: West Africa, China, and Japan: The Age of Encounter:* Chapter 24: England in the Tudor Age: "This Other Eden"
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