Arts and Culture: An Introduction to the Humanities

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-02-01
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Richly illustrated, beautifully designed, and engaging, this introduction to the humanities offers a thorough yet accessible integrated exploration of Western civilization's cultural heritage -- with an emphasis on cultural achievements in the arts of literature, philosophy, religion, painting, music, sculpture, and architecture. Multi-cultural in approach and organized chronologically from the Renaissance to the present, it provides an historical (political, economic, and social) and cultural framework to help students understand how cultural achievements emerged from a specific time and place and how, in some instances, they reflected non-Western influences.

Table of Contents

consists of Chs. 13-24 the Combined Volume consists of Chs. 1-24.)
The Dawn of Culture
Ancient Egypt
Aegean Culture and the Rise of Ancient Greece
Classical and Hellenistic Greece
The Roman World
Judaism and the Rise of Christianity
Byzantine & Islamic Civilizations
Indian Civilization
Early Chinese & Japanese Civilizations
The Civilizations of the Americas
The Early Middle Ages and the Romanesque
The Gothic and Late Middle Ages
The Renaissance and Mannerism in Italy
The Renaissance in the North
The Baroque Age
The Eighteenth Century
Romanticism and Realism
The Belle poque
Chinese and Japanese Civilizations
Russian Civilization
The Age of Anxiety
Modern Africa and Latin America
The Age of Affluence
The Diversity of Contemporary Life
Picture Credits and Further Information
Literature and Music Credits
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