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"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
|The Early Modern World to the Present|
|Protest and Reform: The Waning of the Old Order|
|Faith, Reason, and Power in the Early Modern World|
|The Age of the Baroque|
|The Catholic Reformation and the Baroque Style|
|Absolute Power and the Aristocratic Style|
|The Baroque in the Protestant North|
|The Scientific Revolution and the New Learning|
|The Age of Enlightenment|
|The Promise of Reason|
|The Limits of Reason|
|Eighteenth-Century Art, Music, and Society|
|Romanticism, Realism, and the Nineteenth-Century World|
|The Romantic Era|
|The Romantic View of Nature|
|The Romantic Hero|
|The Romantic Style in Art and Music|
|Realism and the Modernist Turn|
|Industry, Empire, and the Realist Style|
|The Move Toward Modernism|
|Modernism, Globalism, and the Information Age|
|The Triumph of Modernism|
|The Modernist Assault|
|The Freudian Revolution|
|Total War, Totalitarianism, and the Arts|
|The Quest for Meaning|
|The Postmodern Turn|
|Liberation and Equality|
|The Information Age: Global Perspectives|
|Image and Sound in the Information Age|
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