The Humanities by Henry M. Sayre helps students see context and make connections across the humanities by tying together the entire cultural experience through a narrative storytelling approach. Henry Sayre took the introduction to the humanities course as a sophomore in college, and was inspired to devote his life to the study of the humanities. He has always wanted to write a book that passes along the important and compelling stories of the humanities. Henry believes that students learn best by remembering stories, not by memorizing facts. What makes The Humanities special is that it tells the stories and captures the voices that have shaped and influenced human thinking and creativity.
Table of Contents
Book 4: EXCESS, INQUIRY, AND RESTRAINT: 1600 to 1800 Chapter 25 The Baroque in Italy: Papal Prestige Chapter 26 The Secular Baroque in the North; The Art of Observation Chapter 27 The Baroque Court: Absolute Power and Royal Patronage Chapter 28 The Rise of the Enlightenment in England: The Claims of Reason Chapter 29 The Rococo and the Enlightenment on the Continent: Privilege and Reason Chapter 30 Cross-Cultural Encounter: Exploration and Trade in the Enlightenment Chapter 31 Revolution in America: The Rights of Man: Chapter 32 Neoclassicism and Revolution: A Culture of Change in France