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Humanities, The: Culture, Continuity and Change, Book 1: Prehistory to 200 CE, 2nd Edition

By Henry M. Sayre

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 28, 2010


For an undergraduate introductory level course in the humanities.

Humanities narrated in a story-telling approach.

The Humanities: Culture, Continuity & Change 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.

Table of Contents

The Ancient World and the Classical Past: Prehistory to 200 CE

Ch. 1- The Rise of Culture: From Forest to Farm
Ch. 2- Mesopotamia: Power and Social Order in the Early Middle East
Ch. 3- The Stability of Ancient Egypt: Flood and Sun

Ch. 4- The Aegean World and the Rise of Greece: Trade, War, and Victory
Ch. 5- Golden Age Athens and the Hellenic World: The School of Hellas

Ch. 6- Rome: Urban Life and Imperial Majesty
Ch. 7- Other Empires: Urban Life and Imperial Majesty in China and India