9780205672301

Discovering the Humanities

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205672301

  • ISBN10:

    0205672302

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/21/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

Discovering the Humanitieshelps students see context and make connections across the humanities by tying together the entire cultural experience through a narrative storytelling approach. Pearson Prentice Hall is proud to offerDiscovering the Humanities-the new brief version ofTheHumanities: Culture, Continuity, and Changeadapted by author Henry Sayre himself.Discovering the Humanitiescontinues to help students see the big picture and make important connections through Henry Sayrers"s captivating narrative that has made the comprehensive text successful at schools across the nation. 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 makesDiscovering the Humanitiesspecial is that it tells the stories and captures the voices that have shaped and influenced human thinking and creativity.

Table of Contents

Preface
The Prehistoric Past and the River Cultures of the Ancient World
The Beginnings of Culture
Agency and Ritual: Cave Art
Paleolithic Culture and Its Artifacts
The Rise of Agriculture Neolithic Pottery
The Neolithic Megaliths of Northern Europe
Neolithic Cultures of the Americas
The Anasazi and the Role of Myth
Reading
Talk Concerning the First Beginning
Mesopotamia: Power and Social Order in the Fertile Crescent Sumerian
Reading
from the Law Code of Hammurabi (ca. 1792-1750 BCE)
Mesopotamian Literature and the Epic of Gilgamesh
Reading
from the Epic of Gilgamesh, Tablet VI (ca. 1200 BCE)
The Hebrews
Reading
from the Hebrew Bible (Deuteronomy 6:6-9)
The Stability of Ancient Egypt: Flood and Sun
The Nile and Its Culture
Focus
Reading the Palette of Narmer
The Old Kingdom
The New Kingdom and Its Moment of Change
The Early Civilizations of China and India
Reading
from the Book of Songs
Reading
from the Dao de jing Ancient India
Reading
from ldquo;The Second Teachingrdquo; in the Bhagavad Gita: Krishnarsquo;s Counsel in Time of War
Continuity And Change
Egyptian and Greek Sculpture
The Greek World
The Classical Tradition
Bronze Age Culture in the Aegean
The Cyclades Minoan Culture in Crete
Mycenean Culture on the Peloponnese
The Homeric Epics
Reading
from Homer, Iliad, Book 24 (ca. 750 BCE)
The Rise of the Greek City-States
The Greek Gods
The Greek Architectural Tradition
Focus
The Classical Orders
Greek Sculpture and the Taste for Naturalism
Athenian Pottery
The Poetry of Sappho
Reading
lyric poetry
Reading
lyric poetry
Reading
from Book VII of Herodotus, The Histories
The Golden Age
Reading
History of the Peloponnesian Wars, Periclesrsquo;
Funeral Speech
The Architectural Program at the Acropolis
Reading
Life of Pericles
The Sculpture Program at the Parthenon
Philosophy and the Polis
The Theater of the People
The Hellenistic World
The Empire of Alexander the Great
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