For an undergraduate introductory level course in the humanities. Humanities narrated in a story-telling approach. The Humanities: Culture, Continuity & Change helps students see context and make connections across the humanities by tying together the entire cultural experience through a narrative storytelling approach. Written around Henry Sayre's belief that students learn best by remembering stories rather than memorizing facts, it captures the voices that have shaped and influenced human thinking and creativity throughout our history.
Henry M. Sayre is Distinguished Professor of Art History at Oregon State University-Cascades Campus in Bend, Oregon. He earned his Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Washington. He is producer and creator of the 10-part television series, A World of Art: Works in Progress, aired on PBS in the fall of 1997; and author of seven books, including A World of Art, The Visual Text of William Carlos Williams, The Object of Performance: The American Avante-Garde since 1970; and an art history book for children, Cave Paintings to Picasso.
The Ancient World and the Classical Past: Prehistory to 200 CE
Ch. 1- The Rise of Culture: From Forest to Farm
Ch. 2- Mesopotamia: Power and Social Order in the Early Middle East
Ch. 3- The Stability of Ancient Egypt: Flood and Sun
Ch. 4- The Aegean World and the Rise of Greece: Trade, War, and Victory
Ch. 5- Golden Age Athens and the Hellenic World: The School of Hellas
Ch. 6- Rome: Urban Life and Imperial Majesty
Ch. 7- Other Empires: Urban Life and Imperial Majesty in China and India