9780073136370

Western Humanities, Volume 1 : Beginnings Through the Renaissance

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    9780073136370

  • ISBN10:

    0073136379

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/13/2007
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Chronologically organized, The Western Humanities presents the cultural achievements of western civilizationart, music, history, literature, theater, film and the other artswithin their historical context. By examining the historical and material conditions that influenced the form and content of the arts and literature, the authors provide students a deeper understanding of the meaning of cultural works and a broader basis for appreciating the humanities. Hundreds of illustrations appear throughout the text, "Slices of Life" boxes bring to life the events of the day, and brief sections at the end of each chapter describe the cultural legacy of the era discussed.

Table of Contents

The Western Humanities, 6/e
Preface
Introduction: Why Study Cultural History?
A Humanities Primer: How to Understand the Arts
Prehistory And Near Eastern Civilizations Prehistory and Early Cultures
Paleolithic Period Neolithic Period Technology in Early Cultures
Stone Age Technology Bronze Age Technology Iron Age Technology
The Civilizations of the Tigris and Euphrates
River Valley: Mesopotamia The Sumerian, Akkadian, and Babylonian Kingdoms
The Cradle of Civilization Writing Encounter: ""Ph
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