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Handbook for the Humanities, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Robert DiYanni, Janetta Rebold Benton

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 6, 2013

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The Broad Strokes of the Humanities

 

Handbook for the Humanities provides a foundation of the most pertinent information needed to appreciate all that the Humanities has to offer.  The text features advice to students on how to approach writing about this topic with confidence. Whether the handbook is used in conjunction with primary and secondary sources or as the core material in the classroom, it provides the essentials necessary for any student to comprehend the Humanities.

 

Learning Goals

Upon completion this book, readers should:

  • Have a greater understanding of the essentials of the Humanities
  • Write clearly and intelligently about the Humanities
  • Have a global perspective of different cultures
  • Gain a fuller understanding and appreciation of the arts
  • Recognize distinguished individuals in the field 

Table of Contents

In this Section:
1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents

 


 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1:  Early Civilizations: Sumer To Egypt

Chapter 2:  Ancient Greece

Chapter 3:  Ancient Rome

Chapter 4:   Judaism, Christianity, And Islam

Chapter 5:  Middle Ages

Chapter 6:  Early Renaissance

Chapter 7:  Later Renaissance

Chapter 8:  Seventeenth Century (Baroque Era)

Chapter 9:  Eighteenth Century (Enlightenment)

Chapter 10: Early Nineteenth Century

Chapter 11: Later Nineteenth Century

Chapter 12: Early Twentieth Century

Chapter 13: Later Twentieth Century

Chapter 14: Twenty-First Century

 

 

 



 FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1:  Early Civilizations: Sumer To Egypt

Prehistory

Mesopotamia

Spotlight: Beer

Sumeria

Akkad

Assyria

Babylon

Persia

Egypt

Spotlight: The First Poet: Enheduanna

 

Chapter 2:  Ancient Greece

Spotlight: Socrates

Spotlight: Sappho

 

Chapter 3:  Ancient Rome

Etruscans

Roman Republic

Roman  Empire

Spotlight: Seneca

 

Chapter 4:   Judaism, Christianity, And Islam

Judaism

Christianity

Spotlight: Revelation

Islam

  

Chapter 5:  Middle Ages

“Dark Ages”

Carolingian

Ottonian

Romanesque

Spotlight: The Magna Carta

Spotlight: Mont Saint-Michel

Spotlight: Leaning Tower of Pisa, 1174

Spotlight: San Marco, Venice, 1063 f.; mosaics, c.1200

Spotlight: Bayeux “Tapestry,” after 1066

Spotlight: Nicholas of Verdun, 1181

Gothic 

Spotlight: Alhambra, Granada, Spain, 14th C

Spotlight: Unicorn Tapestries

Spotlight: Christine de Pizan

Spotlight: Hildegard of Bingen

Italy in the Later Middle Ages

Spotlight: Campanile, Florence

 

Chapter 6:  Early Renaissance

Background

Italy

Spotlight: Renaissance Courts

Northern Europe

 

Chapter 7:  Later Renaissance

Background

Italy

Spotlight: Bramante, Tempietto, Rome: diminutive dome

Mannerism

Northern Europe

Spotlight: Nostradamus and Renaissance Make-up

 

Chapter 8:  Seventeenth Century (Baroque Era)

Background

Spotlight: Telescope and Microscope: Galileo and van Leeuwenhoek

Italy and Spain

Italy

Spain

Northern Europe

Spotlight: Poussinistes versus Rubenistes

 

Chapter 9:  Eighteenth Century (Enlightenment)

Background

Spotlight: Enlightenment Thought and Women

Spotlight: Emily du Chatelet

Rococo

Neoclassicism

 

Chapter 10: Early Nineteenth Century

Background

Spotlight: Clara Schuman and Fanny Mendelssohn

Spotlight: Poetry and Song: Erlking

Spotlight: Three Sister Novelists: The Brontes

Realism

 

Chapter 11: Later Nineteenth Century

Background

Spotlight: Florence Nightingale

Impressionism

Post-Impressionism

Spotlight: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

 

Chapter 12: Early Twentieth Century

Background

Spotlight: Madame Curie

Spotlight: Battleship Potemkin

 

Chapter 13: Later Twentieth Century

Background

Spotlight: Film

Spotlight: Robin Hood in the Movies

 

Chapter 14: Twenty-First Century

Background

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