Western Humanities Complete Cloth

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-05-21
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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This chronologically organized introduction to the Western humanities (art, music, history, literature, and drama) establishes the historical context of each era before the arts are discussed. Hundreds of illustrations appear throughout the text, "Personal Perspectives" 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. Volume II of "The Western Humanities" covers the period from the Renaissance through the present..

Table of Contents

The Western Humanities, 5/e Preface Introduction: Why Study Cultural History? A Humanities Primer: How to Understand the Arts
The Early Renaissance: Return to Classical Roots, 1400 - 1494
The Renaissance: Schools of Interpretation Early Renaissance History and Institutions Italian City-States During the Early Renaissance Florence, the Center of the Renaissance
The Resurgent Papcy, 1450-1500 The Spirit and Style of the Early Renaissance Humanism, Scholarship, and Schooling Personal Perspective: Laura Cereta, ''Defense of the Liberal Instruction of Women'' Thought and Philosophy Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting Artistic Ideals and Innovations Architecture Sculpture Painting Music
The Legacy of the Early Renaissance Key Cultural Terms Suggestions for Further Reading Suggestion for Listening Chapter 11 Highlights
The High Renaissance and Early Mannerism, 1494 - 1564
The Rise of the Modern Sovereign State
The Struggle for Italy, 1494-1529 Charles V and the Hapsburg Empire Economic Expansion and Social Developments
From High Renaissance to Early Mannerism Literature Gaspara Stampa Castiglione Machiavelli Painting Leonardo da Vinci Michelangelo Raphael
The Venetian School: Giorgione and Titian
The School of Parma: Parmigianino Sculpture Personal Perspective: Giorgio Vasari, ''Michelangelo Has the Last Word'' Architecture Music
The Legacy of the High Renaissance and Early Mannerism Key Cultural Terms Suggestions for Further Reading Suggestions for Listening
Northern Humanism, Northern Renaissance, Religious Reformations, and Late Mannerism, 1500 - 1603
Northern Humanism
The Northern Renaissance Northern Renaissance Literature Michel de Montaigne William Shakespeare Northern Renaissance Painting Albrecht Dürer Mathias Grunewald Hieronymus Bosch Pieter Bruegel the Elder
The Breakup of Christendom: Causes of the Religious Reformations
The Protestant Order Luther's Revolt Luther's Beliefs Social and Political Implications of Luther's Revolt Personal Perspective: Albrecht Dürer, ''Fears for Luther's Safety''
The Reforms of John Calvin
The Reform of the English Church
The Counter-Reformation
The Reformed Papacy New Monastic Orders
The Council of Trent Warfare as a Response to Religious Dissent, 1520-1603
Late Mannerism Spanish Painting Spanish Literature Late Mannerist Painting in Italy: Tintoretto Music in Late-Sixteenth-Century Italy and England
The Legacy of Northern Humanism, Northern Renaissance, Religious Reformations, and Late Mannerism Key Cultural Terms Suggestions for Further Reading Suggestions for Listening
Highlights Windows on the World: 1500 - 1600
The Baroque Age: Glamour and Grandiosity, 1600 - 1715
Absolutism, Monarchy, and the Balance of Power France: The Supreme Example of Absolutism England: From Monarchy to Republic to Limited Monarchy Warfare in the Baroque Period: Maintaining the Balance of Power
The Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648
Personal Perspective: Louis XIV, ''Reflections on Power''; Duke of Saint-Simon, ''Memoirs''
The Wars of Louis XIV, 1665-1713
The Baroque: Variations on an International Style
The Florid Baroque Architecture Sculpture Painting
The Classical Baroque Architecture Painting
The Restrained Baroque Painting Architecture Literature Ba
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