The Western Humanities, Volume 2

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2007-02-13
  • 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
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 SLice of Life: Battle of the Sexes, Fifteenth Century Style Thought and Philosophy Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting Artistic Ideals and Innovations Architecture Sculpture Painting Encounter: "The Influence of Islam on the European Renaissance" Music
The Legacy of the Early Renaissance Key Cultural Terms Suggestions for Further Reading Suggestion for Listening Timeline
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 Demographics, Prosperity, and the Beginning of a Global Village Technology Science and Medicine Encounter: Portuguese Exploration Sets the Stage of a New World 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 SLice of Life: "Artists and
Their Critics: Michelangelo''s Strategy" Architecture Music
The Legacy of the High Renaissance and Early Mannerism Key Cultural Terms Suggestions for Further Reading Suggestions for Listening Timeline
Northern Humanism, Northern Renaissance, Religious Reformations, And Late Mannerism, 1500 - 1603 Northern Humanism
The Northern Renaissance Northern Renaissance Thought and Science Jean Bodin Andreas Vesalius Northern Renaissance Literature Michel de Montaigne William Shakespeare Northern Renaissance Painting Albrecht Dürer Mathias Grunewald Hieronymus Bosch Pieter Bruegel the Elder Encounter: "Indigineous Peoples and New Spain" Slice of Life: "The Conscience of Sixteenth-Century Christian Europe: Bartolome de Las Casas From, A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies"
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
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 Timeline
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
Slice of Life: "Two Views of Power: Master and Servant" Encounter: "Japan Closes Its Doors, Nearly"
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 Baroque Literature in France Baroque Literature in England Music
The Legacy of the Baroque Age Key Cultural Terms Suggestions for Further Reading Suggestions for Listening Timeline
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 Astronomy and Physics: From Copernicus to Newton Nicolas Copernicus Johannes Kepler Galileo Galilei Isaac Newton Medicine and Chemistry Technology
The Impact of Science on Philosophy Francis Bacon Rene Descartes Blaise Pascal Ironies and Contradictions of the Scientific Revolution Slice of Life: "Innocent or Guilty?" - A Seventeenth Century Witch Trial"
The Revolution in Political Philosophy Natural Law and Divine Right: Grotius and Bossuet Absolutism and Liberalism: Hobbes and Locke European Exploration and Expansion Responses to the Revolutions in Thought Encounter
The Sinews of Trade
The Spread of Ideas Impact on the Arts
The Legacy of the Revolutions in Scientific and Political Thought Key Cultural Terms Suggestions for Further Reading Timeline
The Age Of Reason, 1700 - 1789
The Enlightenment
The Philosophes and
Their Program Religion Deism Popular Religion
The Encyclopedie
The Physiocrats
The Great Powers During the Age of Reason Society: Continuity and Change Absolutism, Limited Monarchy, and Enlightened Despotism France
The Successors to the Sun King Great Britain and the Hanoverian Kings Enlightened Despotism in Central and Eastern Europe Cultural Trends in the Eighteenth Century: From Rococo to Neoclassical
The Rococo Style in the Arts Rococo Painting Rococo Interiors
The English Response Encounter: Slavery and the French Revolution
The Challenge of Neoclassicism Neoclassical Painting
The Print Neoclassical Architecture Philosophy Political Philosophy David Hume Literature French Writers
The Development of New Forms Neoclassicism in English Literature Slice of Life: "How to Manipulate the System: Lady Mary Wortly Mantagu"
The Rise of the Novel Music
The Legacy of the Age of Reason Key Cultural Terms Suggestions for Further Reading Suggestions for Listening Timeline
Revolution, Reaction, And Cultural Response, 1760 - 1830
The Industrial Revolution Industrialization in England Slice of Life: "Life inside a ''Satanic Mill'' in 1815: Elizabeth Bently" Classical Economics
The Rationale for Industrialization Political Revolutions, 1760 - 1815
The American Revolution
The French Revolution Encounter: Slavery and the French Revolution Technology Reaction, 1815 - 1830
Revolutions in Art and Ideas: From
Neoclassicism to Romanticism Neoclassicism in Literature After 1789
Neoclassical Painting and Architecture After 1789
Romanticism: Its Spirit and Expression
The Romantic Movement in Literature Romantic Painting Science and Philosophy Science Philosophy
The Birth of Romantic Music
The Legacy of the Age of Revolution and Reaction Key Cultural Terms Suggestions for Further Reading Suggestions for Listening Timeline
The Triumph Of
The Bourgeoisie, 1830 - 1871
The Political and Economic Scene: Liberalism and Nationalism
The Revolutions of 1830 and 1848
European Affairs in the Grip of Realpolitik Limited Reform in France and Great
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