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The Humanistic Tradition, Book 3: The European Renaissance, The Reformation, and Global Encounter

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780072910117

ISBN10:
0072910119
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/5/2005
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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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 UniversityThe 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.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
PART ONE The Age of the Renaissance
1(82)
Timeline
2(1)
Adversity and Challenge: The Fourteenth-Century Transition
3(20)
The Black Death
3(1)
Reading 3.1 From Boccaccio's Introduction to the Decameron (1351)
3(3)
The Effects of the Black Death
5(1)
Europe in Transition
6(4)
The Rise of Constitutional Monarchy
6(1)
The Hundred Years' War
7(1)
The Decline of the Church
8(1)
Anticlericalism and the Rise of Devotional Piety
8(2)
Literature in Transition
10(1)
The Social Realism of Boccaccio
10(1)
Reading 3.2 From Boccaccio's ``Tale of Filippa'' from the Decameron (1351)
10(2)
The Feminism of Christine de Pisan
11(1)
Reading 3.3 From Christine de Pisan's Book of the City of Ladies (1405)
12(1)
The Social Realism of Chaucer
13(1)
Reading 3.4 From Chaucer's ``Prologue'' and ``The Miller's Tale'' in the Canterbury Tales (ca. 1390)
13(2)
Art and Music in Transition
15(7)
Giotto's New Realism
15(2)
Devotional Realism and Portraiture
17(2)
The Ars Nova in Music
19(3)
Summary
22(1)
Music Listening Selections
22(1)
Glossary
22(1)
Classical Humanism in the Age of the Renaissance
23(21)
Italy: Birthplace of the Renaissance
23(3)
Petrarch: ``Father of Humanism''
26(1)
Reading 3.5 From Petrarch's Letter to Lapo da Castiglionchio (ca. 1351)
26(1)
Reading 3.6 From Petrarch's Canzoniere (ca. 1350)
27(1)
Italian Renaissance Humanism
28(2)
Alberti and Renaissance Virtu
29(1)
Reading 3.7 From Alberti's On the Family (1443)
30(1)
Reading 3.8 From Pico's Oration on the Dignity of Man (1486)
31(3)
Castiglione: The Well-Rounded Person
33(1)
Reading 3.9 From Castiglione's The Book of the Courtier (1518)
34(4)
Renaissance Women
36(2)
Reading 3.10 From Marinella's The Nobility and Excellence of Women and the Defects of Men (1600)
38(3)
Machiavelli and Power Politics
40(1)
Reading 3.11 From Machiavelli's The Prince (1513)
41(2)
Summary
43(1)
Glossary
43(1)
Renaissance Artists: Disciples of Nature, Masters of Invention
44(39)
Renaissance Art and Patronage
44(1)
The Early Renaissance
45(10)
The Revival of the Classical Nude
45(3)
Early Renaissance Architecture
48(5)
The Renaissance Portrait
53(2)
Early Renaissance Artist-Scientists
55(3)
Leonardo da Vinci as Artist-Scientist
58(3)
Reading 3.12 From Leonardo da Vinci's Notes (ca. 1510)
61(2)
The High Renaissance
63(1)
Leonardo
63(1)
Reading 3.13 From Vasari's Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Architects, and Sculptors (1550)
64(2)
Raphael
65(1)
Architecture of the High Renaissance: Bramante and Palladio
66(11)
Michelangelo and Heroic Idealism
68(3)
The High Renaissance in Venice
71(6)
The Music of the Renaissance
77(4)
Early Renaissance Music: Dufay
78(1)
High Renaissance Music: Josquin
79(1)
The Madrigal
79(1)
Instrumental Music of the Renaissance
80(1)
Renaissance Dance
80(1)
Summary
81(2)
Music Listening Selections
81(1)
Glossary
81(2)
PART TWO A Brave New World
83(70)
Timeline
84(1)
Africa, the Americas, and Cross-Cultural Encounter
85(36)
Global Travel and Trade
85(1)
The African Cultural Heritage
86(5)
West African Kingdoms
89(1)
African Literature
90(1)
Reading 3.14 From Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali
91(3)
Reading 3.15 Three African Myths on the Origin of Death
94(2)
African Poetry
95(1)
Reading 3.16 Selections from African Poetry
96(4)
African Music and Dance
97(1)
African Sculpture
97(2)
African Architecture
99(1)
Cross-Cultural Encounter
100(1)
Ibn Battuta in West Africa
100(1)
Reading 3.17 From Ibn Battuta's Book of Travels (1354)
100(3)
The Europeans in Africa
102(1)
The Americas
103(4)
Native American Cultures
103(1)
The Arts of Native North America
103(4)
Reading 3.18 ``A Prayer of the Night Chant'' (Navajo)
107(1)
Reading 3.19 Two Native American Tales
108(8)
The Arts of Meso- and South America
109(1)
The Maya
110(3)
The Empires of the Inkas and the Aztecs
113(3)
Cross-Cultural Encounter
116(1)
The Spanish in the Americas
116(1)
Reading 3.20 From Cortes' Letters from Mexico (1520)
116(4)
The Aftermath of Conquest
118(1)
The Columbian Exchange
119(1)
Summary
120(1)
Music Listening Selections
120(1)
Glossary
120(1)
Protest and Reform: The Waning of the Old Order
121(32)
The Temper of Reform
121(1)
The Impact of Technology
121(1)
Christian Humanism and the Northern Renaissance
121(1)
Luther and the Protestant Reformation
122(3)
Reading 3.21 From Luther's Address to the German Nobility (1520)
125(1)
The Spread of Protestantism
125(1)
Music and the Reformation
126(1)
Northern Renaissance Art
126(9)
Durer and Printmaking
127(2)
The Paintings of Grunewald, Bosch, and Brueghel
129(6)
Sixteenth-Century Literature
135(1)
Erasmus: The Praise of Folly (1511)
135(1)
Reading 3.22 From Erasmus' The Praise of Folly
136(2)
More's Utopia
137(1)
Reading 3.23 From More's Utopia (1516)
138(1)
The Wit of Cervantes
139(1)
Reading 3.24 From Cervantes' Don Quijote (1613)
139(2)
Rabelais and Montaigne
140(1)
Reading 3.25 From Montaigne's On Cannibals (1580)
141(3)
The Genius of Shakespeare
143(1)
Reading 3.26 From Shakespeare's Sonnets (1609)
144(4)
The Shakespearean Stage
144(1)
Shakespeare's Plays
145(3)
Reading 3.27 From Shakespeare's Hamlet (1602)
148(2)
Reading 3.28 From Shakespeare's Othello (1604)
150(2)
Summary
152(1)
Glossary
152(1)
Suggestions for Reading 153(2)
Credits 155(1)
Index 156


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