Culture and Values Vol. 1 : A Survey of the Humanities

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-16
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CULTURE AND VALUES: A SURVEY OF THE HUMANITIES gives readers a solid introduction to art, music, philosophy and literature. Cunningham and Reich cover both Western cultures and non-Western traditions in the humanities, including ancient India and China, contemporary India, China, Japan, Africa, and Latin America, as well as an entire chapter on Islamic art.

Table of Contents

The Epic of Gilgamesh - The Flood, The Afterlife, The Return of Gilgamesh, The Death of Gilamesh
Homer's The Iliad - Books XV, XXIII, XXIV
Sappho + Alone, Seizure, To Eros, The Virgin, Age and Light
Heraclitus of Ephesus: The Presocratics
Parmenides of Elea: The Presocratics
Herodotis/Heradotus: History of the Persian Wars, Book VIII
Sophocles: Oedipus the King
Plato: The Dialogues + The Apology, The Phaedo
Plato: The Republic + Allegory of the Cave
Aristotle: The Nicomachean Ethics, Book I. Aristotle: The Politics, Book V. Catullus: Selected Poems + "My darling, let us live", "None could ever say that she,", "The office of my heart is still to love", She that I loved, that face,"
Virgil: Aeneid, Book I. Virgil: Aeneid, Book IV
Virgil: Aeneid, Book VI
Horace: Carminum (Ode) Liber I-III + "Look how the snow lies deeply on glittering", "My dear Maecenas, noble knight,", "Maintain an unmoved poise in adversity,", "Ah, how they glide by, Postumus, Postumus,"
Juvenal: Satire III
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: The Meditations, Book II
The Rig Veda + I Pray to Agni, Agni and the Gods, The Child of the Waters, Burial Hymn
From the Brihad-Aranyaka Upanishad: The Supreme Teaching
Siddartha Gautama: The Buddha + Buddha's Pity, Buddha's Teaching, The First Sermon, The Fire Sermon
Li Po: Selected Poems + "Bring the Wine!", "Autumn Cove", "Viewing the Waterfall at Mount Lu", "Seeing a Friend Off", "Still Night Thoughts"
Old Testament, Gensis 1-2, Job, Exodus, Amos
New Testament, Gospel of Matthew, Acts 17, I Corinthians, II Corinthians
Justin Martyr, First Apology
The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity
Saint Augustine: Confessions - Books VIII, IX
Saint Augustine: The City of God - Book XIX
Selections from the Qur'an + Surah I The Opening, Surah V The Table
Spread, XVII The Children of Israel, C The Coursers, CXII The Unity
Rabi'a al- 'Adawiyya Al-Qaysiyya
Rumi: Poems and Meditations + The Night Air, Only Breath, #114, 116, 117
Hildegard of Bingen: Scivias (The Way to Knowledge)
Hildegard of Bingen: Causae et Curae (Causes and Cures)
Hroswitha: The Conversion of the Harlot Thans
The Life of Saint Bertilla: Abbess of Chelles
The Song of Roland
Saint Francis of Assisi: The Canticle of Brother Sun
Saint Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologiae + Question I. Dante Alighieri: Divine Comedy, Inferno + Canto I The Dark Wood of Error, Canto III The Vestibule of Hell, Canto V Circle Two, Canto X Circle Six, Canto XXXIII Circle Nine: Cocytus (Second & Third Division), Canto XXXIV Circle Nine: Cocytus (Fourth Division)
Dante Alighieri: Divine Comedy, Purgatory - Canto I Ante-Purgatory: The Shore of the Island, Canto IX The Gate of Purgatory
Dante Alighieri: Divine Comedy, Paradise + Canto XI The Fourth Sphere: The Sun, Canto XXXIII The Empryean
Giovanni Boccaccio: Decameron, Preface to the Ladies
Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales, The General Prologue, Prologue of the Wife of Bath's Tale
Christine du Pisan: The Book of the City of Ladies
Pico della Mirandola: Oration on the Dignity of Man
Laura Cereta: Defense of the Liberal Instruction of Women and Against Women who Disparage Learned Women
Niccolo Machiavelli: The Prince + Chapter 15, 16, 17 &
Desiderius Erasmus: The Praise of Folly
Baldassare Castiglone: The Courtier + The Third Book, The Perfect Lady
Benvenuto Cellini: The Autobiography + Casting Perseus
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne: Of Cannibals Martin Luther: The Small Catechism + Preface, The Ten Commandments, The Creed, The Lord's Prayer, The Sacrament of Holy Communion, Confession and Absolution, The Sacrament of the Altar, Morning and Evening Prayers, Grace at Table, Table of Duties
William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Francis Bacon: Novum Organum + Part II, Book I
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