Living Heritage: Combined Edition

Living Heritage: Combined Edition : An Introduction to the Humanities

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Introducing students to the heritage of the humanities and to the role of the creative spirit in human culture, this book moves beyond the division of the past to integrate multicultural, interdisciplinary and gender balance concerns. Features include: an emphasis on the dynamics of cultural history; an inter-disciplinary perspective that invites students to cross the boundaries of specialities or academic disciplines to study developments in one major branch of the creative life; a focus on shared multicultural history; current reevaluations of gender roles; and an integration of word and image using visuals not as isolated illustrations but as an organic part of the story of culture.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 600 pages
  • 203 x 254mm
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Combined
  • 0130763403
  • 9780130763402

Table of contents

(Note: Volume I includes Chapters 1-6 and Volume II contains Chapters 6-12. The Combined Edition includes Chapters 1-12.) Preview: The Story of Culture. 1. Prehistory: Inventing Culture. 2. Dawn of Civilization: Constructing Society. 3. Greeks: The Classical Ideal. 4. Age of Faith: Medieval Otherworldliness. 5. Romans: The Classical Ideal. 6. The Renaissance Spirit: The Human Promise. 7. Splendor of the Baroque. 8. Enlightenment: Age of Revolution. 9. America: Legacy and Independence. 10. Toward the Modern World: Challenging Convention. 11. Modernism: Triumph and Backlash. 12. Postmodernism: The Sense of Possibility.
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