9780767415958

The Western Humanities, Volume 2

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    9780767415958

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    0767415957

  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 7/28/2000
  • Publisher: MCG (Manual)
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Table of Contents

Preface

A Humanities Primer: How to Understand the Arts

Introduction: Why Study Cultural History?

11. THE EARLY RENAISSANCE: RETURN TO CLASSICAL ROOTS, 1400–1494

The Renaissance: Schools of Interpretation / Early Renaissance History and Institutions / The Spirit and Style of the Early Renaissance / Personal Perspective: Laura Cereta, “Defense of the Liberal Instruction of Women” / The Legacy of the Early Renaissance / Suggestions for Listening

12. THE HIGH RENAISSANCE AND EARLY MANNERISM: 1494–1564

The Rise of the Modern Sovereign State / Economic Expansion and Social Developments / From High Renaissance to Early Mannerism / Personal Perspective: Giorgio Vasari, “Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects” / The Legacy of the High Renaissance and Early Mannerism / Suggestions for Listening

13. NORTHERN HUMANISM, NORTHERN RENAISSANCE, RELIGIOUS REFORMATIONS, AND LATE MANNERISM: 1500–1603

Northern Humanism / The Northern Renaissance / The Breakup of Christendom: Causes of the Religious Reformations / Personal Perspective: Albrecht Dürer, “On Luther” / Late Mannerism / The Legacy of Northern Humanism, Northern Renaissance, Religious Reformations, and Late Mannerism / Suggestions for Listening / Windows on the World: 1500–1600

14. THE BAROQUE AGE: GLAMOUR AND GRANDIOSITY, 1600–1715

Absolutism, Monarchy, and the Balance of Power / Personal Perspectives: Louis XIV, “On Justice”; Samuel Pepys, “On the Great Fire of London” / The Baroque: Variations on an International Style / The Legacy of the Baroque Age / Suggestions for Listening / Windows on the World: 1600–1700

15. THE BAROQUE AGE II: REVOLUTIONS IN SCIENTIfiC AND POLITICAL THOUGHT, 1600–1715

Theories of the Universe before the Scientific Revolution / The Magical and the Practical in the Scientific Revolution / Personal Perspective: Johannes Junius, “Secret Letter to His Daughter” / The Revolution in Political Thought / European Exploration and Expansion / Responses to the Revolutions in Thought / The Legacy of the Revolutions in Scientific and Political Thought

16. THE AGE OF REASON: 1700–1789

The Enlightenment / The Great Powers during the Age of Reason / Cultural Trends in the Eighteenth Century: From Rococo to Neoclassical / Personal Perspective: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, “Letter to Wortley, Avignon, 25 March 1744” / The Legacy of the Age of Reason / Suggestions for Listening / Windows on the World: 1700–1800

17. REVOLUTION, REACTION, AND CULTURAL RESPONSE: 1760–1830

The Industrial Revolution / Political Revolutions, 1760–1815 / Reaction, 1815–1830 / Revolutions in Art and Ideas: From Neoclassicism to Romanticism / Personal Perspective: Hector Berlioz, “This Harmonious Revolution” / The Legacy of the Age of Revolution and Reaction / Suggestions for Listening

18. THE TRIUMPH OF THE BOURGEOISIE: 1830–1871

The Political and Economic Scene: Liberalism and Nationalism / Personal Perspectives: Charlotte Brontë, “On the Crystal Palace”; Hippolyte Taine, “Derby Day Races, 28 May 1861” / Nineteenth-Century Thought: Philosophy, Religion, and Science / Cultural Trends: From Romanticism to Realism / Personal Perspectives: Gustave Flaubert, “Letter to Jules Cloquet, January 16, 1850”; Feodor Dostoevsky, “Winter Notes on Summer Impressions” / The Legacy of the Bourgeois Age / Suggestions for Listening / Windows on the World: 1800–1900

19. THE AGE OF EARLY MODERNISM: 1871–1914

Europe’s Rise to World Leadership / Personal Perspective: Lady Constance Lytton, from Prisons and Prisoners / Early Modernism / The Legacy of Early Modernism / Suggestions for Listening

20. THE AGE OF THE MASSES AND THE ZENITH OF MODERNISM: 1914–1945

The Collapse of Old Certainties and the Search for New Values / Personal Perspective: Elie Wiesel, from Night / The Zenith of Modernism / The Legacy of the Age of the Masses and High Modernism / Suggestions for Listening / Windows on the World: 1900–1945

21. THE AGE OF ANXIETY AND BEYOND: 1945–

From a European to a World Civilization / The End of Modernism and the Birth of Post-Modernism / Personal Perspective: Toni Morrison and Bill Moyers, “A Conversation, 1989” / A Summing Up / Suggestions for Listening / Windows on the World: 1945–

In each chapter:

Key Cultural Terms

Suggestions for Further Reading

Appendix:

Writing for the Humanities: Research Papers and Essay Examinations

Glossary

Credits

Index

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