9780132244596

Adventures in the Human Spirit

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  • ISBN13:

    9780132244596

  • ISBN10:

    0132244594

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

Exceptionally student-friendly, extensively illustrated, and engagingly thought-provoking, this one-volume historical survey of the humanities is accessibleand invitingto readers withlittle background in the arts and humanities.Carefully balanced among the major arts, philosophy, and religion and finely focused on selected principal events, styles, movements, and figures, it brings the past to life by including authentic documents from daily life, comparative global perspectives, and examples from literature, philosophy, musicincluding the contributions of women and minority artists.For individuals waiting to discover the humanities'rich connections to theirownlives.

Table of Contents

The Humanities: An Introduction to Adventure
The Ancient World
Ancient Greece: The Classical Spirit
Ancient Rome: The Spirit of Empire
The Spirit of Monotheism: Judaism, Christianity, Islam
The Early Middle Ages: The Feudal Spirit
The Late Middle Ages: The Gothic Awakening
The Renaissance Spirit in Italy
Reformation and Late Renaissance
The Spirit of Baroque
The Spirit of Enlightenment
Revolution and Romanticism
The Industrial Age: The Spirit of Materialism
The Spirit of Modernism
The Contemporary Spirit
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