The Humanities

The Humanities : Culture, Continuity, and Change, Book 4

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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 | 272 pages
  • 213.36 x 271.78 x 12.7mm | 793.78g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130862673
  • 9780130862679

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Book 4: EXCESS, INQUIRY, AND RESTRAINT: 1600 to 1800 Chapter 25 The Baroque in Italy: Papal PrestigeChapter 26 The Secular Baroque in the North; The Art of ObservationChapter 27 The Baroque Court: Absolute Power and Royal PatronageChapter 28 The Rise of the Enlightenment in England: The Claims of Reason Chapter 29 The Rococo and the Enlightenment on the Continent: Privilege and ReasonChapter 30 Cross-Cultural Encounter: Exploration and Trade in the EnlightenmentChapter 31 Revolution in America: The Rights of Man:Chapter 32 Neoclassicism and Revolution: A Culture of Change in France
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