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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
|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|
|Talk Concerning the First Beginning|
|Mesopotamia: Power and Social Order in the Fertile Crescent Sumerian|
|from the Law Code of Hammurabi (ca. 1792-1750 BCE)|
|Mesopotamian Literature and the Epic of Gilgamesh|
|from the Epic of Gilgamesh, Tablet VI (ca. 1200 BCE)|
|from the Hebrew Bible (Deuteronomy 6:6-9)|
|The Stability of Ancient Egypt: Flood and Sun|
|The Nile and Its Culture|
|Reading the Palette of Narmer|
|The Old Kingdom|
|The New Kingdom and Its Moment of Change|
|The Early Civilizations of China and India|
|from the Book of Songs|
|from the Dao de jing Ancient India|
|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|
|from Homer, Iliad, Book 24 (ca. 750 BCE)|
|The Rise of the Greek City-States|
|The Greek Gods|
|The Greek Architectural Tradition|
|The Classical Orders|
|Greek Sculpture and the Taste for Naturalism|
|The Poetry of Sappho|
|from Book VII of Herodotus, The Histories|
|The Golden Age|
|History of the Peloponnesian Wars, Periclesrsquo;|
|The Architectural Program at the Acropolis|
|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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