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The Humanistic Tradition, Book 1: The First Civilizations and the Classical Legacy,9780072910070

The Humanistic Tradition, Book 1: The First Civilizations and the Classical Legacy

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12/3/2005
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Summary

" The Humanistic Traditionis quite simply the finest book of its type. Fiero manages to integrate the political, cultural, and social history of the world into one coherent and fascinating whole. It is a masterpiece of scholarship . . . balanced, interesting, easy to read, and consummately beautiful. Our professors praise its accuracy and scope and our students unanimously say it is their favorite textbook." Sonia Sorrell, Pepperdine University The Humanistic Traditionfeatures a flexible, topical approach that helps students understand humankind's creative legacy as a continuum rather than as a series of isolated events. This widely acclaimed interdisciplinary survey offers a global perspective, countless illustrations, and more than 150 literary sources. Available in multiple formats, The Humanistic Traditionexplores the political, economic, and social contexts of human culture, providing a global and multicultural perspective which helps students better understand the relationship between the West and other world cultures.

Author Biography

Gloria Konig Fiero was born and raised in New York City. She earned her Masters degree in Art History at the University of California, Berkeley, and her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Humanities at the Florida State University. She has taught Humanities, World History, and Art History for more than twenty-five years. She has written and lectured extensively on medieval and renaissance topics and on the arts of both East and West as they reflect the human condition. She currently divides her time between New Orleans, Louisiana, and New York City.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction: Prehistory and the Birth of Civilization xiv
Prehistory xiv
Paleolithic (``Old Stone'') Culture (ca. 7 million--10,000 B.C.E.) xiv
Reading 1.1 The Story of Rock Picture Research
2(8)
Neolithic (``New Stone'') Culture (ca. 8000--4000 B.C.E.)
4(6)
The Birth of Civilization
10(4)
The Evolution of Writing
10(2)
Metallurgy
12(1)
People and Nature
13(1)
Myth and the Quest for Beginnings
13(1)
Reading 1.2 Creation Tales
14(3)
Glossary
15(2)
PART ONE The First Civilizations
17(50)
Timeline
18(1)
Egypt: Gods, Rulers, and the Social Order
19(17)
The Gods of Ancient Egypt
19(1)
Reading 1.3 ``The Hymn to the Aten'' (ca. 1352--1336 B.C.E.)
19(3)
The Rulers of Ancient Egypt
22(9)
Theocracy and the Cult of the Dead
22(8)
Akhenaton's Reform
30(1)
Nubia and Ancient Egypt
30(1)
Law in Ancient Egypt
31(1)
The Social Order
31(1)
Egyptian Women
32(1)
The Arts in Ancient Egypt
32(1)
Literature
32(1)
Reading 1.4 Egyptian Poetry
33(2)
The Visual Arts
33(2)
New Kingdom Temples
35(1)
Music in Ancient Egypt
35(1)
Summary
35(1)
Glossary
35(1)
Mesopotamia: Gods, Rulers, and the Social Order
36(22)
The Gods of Mesopotamia
37(1)
Reading 1.5 From The Babylonian Creation
37(2)
The Search for Immortality
38(1)
Reading 1.6 From the Epic of Gilgamesh
39(2)
The Rulers of Mesopotamia
41(1)
The Social Order
42(2)
Law and the Social Order in Babylon
42(2)
Reading 1.7 From the Hammurabi's Code (ca. 1750 B.C.E.)
44(1)
The Arts in Mesopotamia
45(1)
The Hebrews
46(2)
Reading 1.8a From the Hebrew Bible (Genesis)
48(1)
Reading 1.8b From the Hebrew Bible (Exodus)
48(2)
The Hebrew State and the Social Order
49(1)
Reading 1.8c From the Hebrew Bible (Jeremiah)
50(1)
The Babylonian Captivity and the Book of Job
51(1)
Reading 1.8d From the Hebrew Bible (Job)
51(3)
The Book of Psalms
53(1)
Reading 1.8e From the Hebrew Bible (Psalms)
54(1)
The Iron Age
54(3)
The Assyrian Empire
55(1)
The Persian Empire
56(1)
Summary
57(1)
Glossary
57(1)
India and China: Gods, Rulers, and the Social Order
58(9)
Ancient India
58(1)
Indus Valley Civilization (ca. 2700--1500 B.C.E.)
58(2)
The Vedic Era (ca. 1500--322 B.C.E.)
58(1)
Hindu Pantheism
59(1)
The Bhagavad-Gita
60(1)
Reading 1.9 From the Bhagavad-Gita
60(1)
Ancient China
61(4)
The Shang Dynasty (ca. 1520--1027 B.C.E.)
61(2)
The Zhou Dynasty (1027--256 B.C.E.)
63(1)
Spirits, Gods, and the Natural Order
63(2)
Daoism
65(1)
Reading 1.10 From the Dao de jing (ca. 550 B.C.E.)
65(1)
Summary
65(2)
Glossary
65(2)
PART TWO The Classical Legacy
67(104)
Timeline
68(1)
Greece: Humanism and the Speculative Leap
69(37)
Bronze Age Civilizations of the Aegean (ca. 3000--1200 B.C.E.)
69(3)
Minoan Civilization (ca. 2000--1400 B.C.E.)
70(2)
Mycenaean Civilization (ca. 1600--1200 B.C.E.)
72(1)
The Heroic Age (ca. 1200--750 B.C.E.)
72(2)
Reading 1.11 From the lliad (ca. 850 B.C.E.)
74(2)
The Greek Gods
76(1)
The Greek City-State and the Persian Wars (ca. 750--480 B.C.E.)
77(1)
Herodotus
78(1)
Athens and the Greek Golden Age (ca. 480--430 B.C.E.)
78(2)
Pericles' Glorification of Athens
79(1)
Reading 1.12 From Thucydides' Peloponnesian Wars (ca. 410 B.C.E.)
80(3)
The Olympic Games
81(1)
Greek Drama
81(2)
The Individual and the Community
83(1)
The Case of Antigone
83(1)
Reading 1.13 From Sophocles' Antigone (ca. 440 B.C.E.)
83(10)
Aristotle on Tragedy
93(1)
Reading 1.14 From Aristotle's Poetics (ca. 340 B.C.E.)
93(1)
Greek Philosophy: The Speculative Leap
94(1)
Naturalist Philosophy: The Pre-Socratics
94(1)
Humanist Philosophy
95(2)
The Sophists
95(1)
Socrates and the Quest for Virtue
95(2)
Reading 1.15 From Plato's Crito (ca. 390 B.C.E.)
97(2)
Plato and the Theory of Forms
98(1)
Reading 1.16 The ``Allegory of the Cave'' from Plato's Republic (ca. 375 B.C.E.)
99(4)
Aristotle and the Life of Reason
102(1)
Aristotle's Ethics
102(1)
Reading 1.17 From Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (ca. 340 B.C.E.)
103(2)
Aristotle and the State
104(1)
Summary
105(1)
Glossary
105(1)
The Classical Style
106(23)
Key Features of the Classical Style
106(1)
Order and Proportion
106(2)
Reading 1.18 From Vitruvius' Principles of Symmetry (ca. 46--30 B.C.E.)
108(1)
Humanism, Realism, and Idealism
108(1)
The Evolution of the Classical Style
109(11)
Greek Sculpture: The Archaic Period (ca. 700--480 B.C.E.)
109(1)
Greek Sculpture: The Classical Period (ca. 480--323 B.C.E.)
110(3)
Greek Architecture: The Parthenon
113(3)
The Sculpture of the Parthenon
116(3)
The Gold of Greece
119(1)
The Classical Style in Poetry
120(1)
Reading 1.19 Sappho's Poems (ca. 590 B.C.E.)
120(1)
Reading 1.20 From Pindar's Odes (ca. 420 B.C.E.)
121(1)
The Classical Style in Music and Dance
121(1)
The Diffusion of the Classical Style: The Hellenistic Age (323--30 B.C.E.)
122(6)
Hellenistic Schools of Thought
124(1)
Hellenistic Art
124(4)
Summary
128(1)
Music Listening Selection
128(1)
Glossary
128(1)
Rome: The Rise to Empire
129(29)
The Roman Rise to Empire
129(2)
Rome's Early History
129(1)
The Roman Republic (509--133 B.C.E.)
129(2)
Reading 1.21 Josephus' Description of the Roman Army (ca. 70 C.E.)
131(4)
The Collapse of the Republic (133--30 B.C.E.)
132(1)
The Roman Empire (30 B.C.E.--180 C.E.)
132(2)
Roman Law
134(1)
The Roman Contribution to Literature
135(1)
Roman Philosophic Thought
135(1)
Reading 1.22 From Seneca's On Tranquility of Mind (ca. 40 C.E.)
135(1)
Latin Prose Literature
136(1)
Reading 1.23 From Cicero's On Duty (44 B.C.E.)
136(1)
Reading 1.24 From Tacitus' Dialogue on Oratory (ca. 100--105 C.E.)
137(1)
Roman Epic Poetry
138(1)
Reading 1.25 From Virgil's Aeneid (Books Four and Six) (ca. 20 B.C.E.)
138(1)
Roman Lyric Poetry and Satire
139(1)
Reading 1.26 The Poems of Catullus (ca. 60 B.C.E.)
139(1)
Reading 1.27 The Poems of Horace (ca. 30--15 B.C.E.)
140(1)
Reading 1.28a From Juvenal's ``Against the City of Rome'' (ca. 100--127 C.E.)
141(1)
Reading 1.28b From Juvenal's ``Against Women'' (ca. 101--127 C.E.)
142(1)
Roman Drama
143(1)
The Arts of the Roman Empire
143(13)
Roman Architecture
143(7)
Roman Sculpture
150(4)
Roman Painting
154(2)
Roman Music
156(1)
Summary
156(2)
Glossary
157(1)
China: The Rise to Empire
158(13)
Confucius and the Classics
158(1)
Reading 1.29 From the Analects of Confucius
159(2)
Confucianism and Legalism
160(1)
The Chinese Rise to Empire
161(3)
The Qin Dynasty (221--206 B.C.E.)
161(2)
The Han Dynasty (206 B.C.E.--220 C.E.)
163(1)
The Literary Contributions of Imperial China
164(1)
Chinese Prose Literature
164(1)
Reading 1.30 From Sima Qian's Records of the Grand Historian (ca. 100 B.C.E.)
165(2)
Chinese Poetry
166(1)
Reading 1.31 A Selection of Han Poems
167(1)
The Visual Arts and Music in Han China
167(2)
Summary
169(2)
Glossary
170(1)
Suggestions for Reading 171(2)
Credits 173(1)
Index 174


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