See Context and Make Connections across the Humanities
Discovering the Humanities helps students see context and make connections across the humanities by tying together the entire cultural experience through a narrative storytelling approach. Written around Henry Sayre’s belief that students learn best by remembering stories rather than memorizing facts, it captures the voices that have shaped and influenced human thinking and creativity throughout our history.
With a stronger focus on critical thinking, and coupled with the new MyArtsLab to personalize learning for each student, the second edition enables students to deepen their understanding of how cultures influence one another. It also shows how ideas are exchanged and evolve over time, and how this collective process has led us to where we stand today.
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This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience– for you and your students. Here’s how:
- Personalize Learning – The new MyArtsLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
- Improve Critical Thinking – The second edition includes features that focus on applying concepts and building critical thinking skills in the beginning and at the end of each chapter.
- Engage Students – Henry Sayre engages students like no other with his storytelling approach and the MyArtsLab Challenge which guides students through the ages as they master the study of Humanities.
- Support Instructors – New MyArtsLab with streaming audio, ClassPrep, Instructor’s Manual and Test Item File, and MyTest are available.
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Table of Contents
In this Section:
1. Brief Table of Contents
2. Full Table of Contents
1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 The Prehistoric Past and the Earliest Civilizations
Chapter 2 The Greek World
Chapter 3 Empire
Chapter 4 The Flowering of Religion
Chapter 5 Fiefdom and Monastery, Pilgrimage and Crusade
Chapter 6 The Gothic and the Rebirth of Naturalism
Chapter 7 The Renaissance
Chapter 8 Renaissance and Reformation in the North
Chapter 9 Encounter and Confrontation
Chapter 10 The Counter-Reformation and the Baroque
Chapter 11 Enlightenment and Rococo
Chapter 12 The Age of Revolution
Chapter 13 The Working Class and the Bourgeoisie
Chapter 14 The Modernist World
Chapter 15 Decades of Change
2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: The Prehistoric Past and the Earliest Civilizations
The Beginnings of Culture
The Role of Myth in Prehistoric Cultural Life
Mesopotamia: Power and Social Order in the Early Middle East
The Stability of Ancient Egypt: Flood and Sun
Chapter 2: The Greek World
Bronze Age Culture in the Aegean
The Rise of the Greek City-States
The Golden Age
The Hellenistic World
Chapter 3: Empire
Chapter 4: The Flowering of Religion
Faith and the Power of Belief in the Early First Millennium
Developments in Judaic Culture
The Rise of Christianity
The Byzantine Empire and Its Church
The Rise and Spread of Islam
The Spread of Buddhism
Chapter 5: Fiefdom and Monastery, Pilgrimage and Crusade
The Early Medieval World in Europe
Anglo-Saxon Artistic Style and Culture
Pilgrimage Churches and Romanesque
The Crusades and the Culture of Romance
Chapter 6: The Gothic and the Rebirth of Naturalism
Civic and Religious Life in an Age of Inquiry
The Gothic Cathedral
The Rise of the University
The Radiant Style and the Court of Louis IX
The Gothic in Italy
Civic and Religious Life in Siena and Florence
The Spread of Vernacular Literature in Europe
Chapter 7: The Renaissance
The State as a Work of Art: Florence and the Medici
Beyond Florence: The Ducal Courts and the Arts
From Florence to Rome and Venice: The High Renaissance
The High Renaissance in Venice
Women in Italian Humanist Society
Chapter 8: Renaissance and Reformation in the North
Art, Commerce, and Merchant Patronage
The German Tradition
Humanism and Reformation in the North
Chapter 9: Encounter and Confrontation
The Spanish in the Americas
West African Culture and the Portuguese
India and Europe: Cross-Cultural Connections
China and Its Influence
Japan: Court Patronage and Spiritual Practice
Chapter 10: The Counter-Reformation and the Baroque
Mannerism and the Early Counter-Reformation
The Baroque in Italy
The Secular Baroque in the North
Absolutism and the Baroque Court
Chapter 11: Enlightenment and Rococo
The English Enlightenment
The Enlightenment in France
Chapter 12: The Age of Revolution
The American and French Revolutions
The Neoclassical Spirit
The Romantic Imagination
From Classical to Romantic Music
Chapter 13: The Working Class and the Bourgeoisie
The New Realism
In Pursuit of Modernity: Paris in the 1850s and 1860s
The American Self
The Challenge to Cultural Identity
Chapter 14: The Modernist World
The Rise of Modernism in the Arts
The Great War and Its Impact
Chapter 15: Decades of Change
Europe after the War: The Existential Quest
America after the War: Triumph and Doubt
The Winds of Change
The Postmodern Era
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