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Handbook for the Humanities

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780205161621

ISBN10:
0205161626
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Spiral Bound
Pub. Date:
1/7/2013
Publisher(s):
Pearson
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Summary

The Broad Strokes of the Humanities Handbook for the Humanitiesprovides a foundation of the most pertinent information needed to appreciate all that the Humanities has to offer. The text features advice to students on how to approach writing about this topic with confidence. Whether the handbook is used in conjunction with primary and secondary sources or as the core material in the classroom, it provides the essentials necessary for any student to comprehend the Humanities. Learning Goals Upon completion this book, readers should: Have a greater understanding of the essentials of the Humanities Write clearly and intelligently about the Humanities Have a global perspective of different cultures Gain a fuller understanding and appreciation of the arts Recognize distinguished individuals in the field Note:MyArtsLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. to purchase MyArtsLab, please visit:www.myartslab.comor you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyArtsLab: Valuepack ISBN-10 : 0205949789 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205949786

Author Biography

Janetta Rebold Benton is the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, 2012-13, and will lecture in the graduate school of Art History, European University, St. Petersburg, Russia. She is Distinguished Professor of Art History at Pace University, Pleasantville, NY. Dr. Benton presents subscription lecture series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Smithsonian Institution and National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and elsewhere in the U.S. and abroad.  Dr. Benton holds degrees from Harvard, Brown, George Washington, and Cornell University.

 

Robert DiYanni teaches courses in literature, writing, critical thinking, and interdisciplinary humanities at New York University, where has taught for the past decade.  He has also taught previously for the City University of New York (Queens College), for Pace University, and as a Visiting Professor at Harvard University.  Among his books are Arts and Culture: An Introduction to the Humanities (with Janetta Rebold Benton); Literature: Reading Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, 6th edition; Modern American Poets, 2nd edition; 100 Great Essays, 5th edition; Frames of Mind, and The Scribner Handbook for Writers, 5th edition.  His The Pearson Guide to Critical and Creative Thinking is forthcoming from Prentice Hall in 2013. 

Table of Contents

In this Section:
1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents

 


 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1:  Early Civilizations: Sumer To Egypt

Chapter 2:  Ancient Greece

Chapter 3:  Ancient Rome

Chapter 4:   Judaism, Christianity, And Islam

Chapter 5:  Middle Ages

Chapter 6:  Early Renaissance

Chapter 7:  Later Renaissance

Chapter 8:  Seventeenth Century (Baroque Era)

Chapter 9:  Eighteenth Century (Enlightenment)

Chapter 10: Early Nineteenth Century

Chapter 11: Later Nineteenth Century

Chapter 12: Early Twentieth Century

Chapter 13: Later Twentieth Century

Chapter 14: Twenty-First Century

 

 

 



  FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1:  Early Civilizations: Sumer To Egypt

Prehistory

Mesopotamia

Spotlight: Beer

Sumeria

Akkad

Assyria

Babylon

Persia

Egypt

Spotlight: The First Poet: Enheduanna

 

Chapter 2:  Ancient Greece

Spotlight: Socrates

Spotlight: Sappho

 

Chapter 3:  Ancient Rome

Etruscans

Roman Republic

Roman  Empire

Spotlight: Seneca

 

Chapter 4:   Judaism, Christianity, And Islam

Judaism

Christianity

Spotlight: Revelation

Islam

  

Chapter 5:  Middle Ages

“Dark Ages”

Carolingian

Ottonian

Romanesque

Spotlight: The Magna Carta

Spotlight: Mont Saint-Michel

Spotlight: Leaning Tower of Pisa, 1174

Spotlight: San Marco, Venice, 1063 f.; mosaics, c.1200

Spotlight: Bayeux “Tapestry,” after 1066

Spotlight: Nicholas of Verdun, 1181

Gothic 

Spotlight: Alhambra, Granada, Spain, 14th C

Spotlight: Unicorn Tapestries

Spotlight: Christine de Pizan

Spotlight: Hildegard of Bingen

Italy in the Later Middle Ages

Spotlight: Campanile, Florence

 

Chapter 6:  Early Renaissance

Background

Italy

Spotlight: Renaissance Courts

Northern Europe

 

Chapter 7:  Later Renaissance

Background

Italy

Spotlight: Bramante, Tempietto, Rome: diminutive dome

Mannerism

Northern Europe

Spotlight: Nostradamus and Renaissance Make-up

 

Chapter 8:  Seventeenth Century (Baroque Era)

Background

Spotlight: Telescope and Microscope: Galileo and van Leeuwenhoek

Italy and Spain

Italy

Spain

Northern Europe

Spotlight: Poussinistes versus Rubenistes

 

Chapter 9:  Eighteenth Century (Enlightenment)

Background

Spotlight: Enlightenment Thought and Women

Spotlight: Emily du Chatelet

Rococo

Neoclassicism

 

Chapter 10: Early Nineteenth Century

Background

Spotlight: Clara Schuman and Fanny Mendelssohn

Spotlight: Poetry and Song: Erlking

Spotlight: Three Sister Novelists: The Brontes

Realism

 

Chapter 11: Later Nineteenth Century

Background

Spotlight: Florence Nightingale

Impressionism

Post-Impressionism

Spotlight: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

 

Chapter 12: Early Twentieth Century

Background

Spotlight: Madame Curie

Spotlight: Battleship Potemkin

 

Chapter 13: Later Twentieth Century

Background

Spotlight: Film

Spotlight: Robin Hood in the Movies

 

Chapter 14: Twenty-First Century

Background



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