Exploring the Humanities, Combined Creativity and Culture in the West

ISBN-10: 0130490911
ISBN-13: 9780130490919
Edition: 2006
List price: $124.00
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Description: Introduction to the Humanities,Combined Editionprovides a comprehensive, color and illustration-filled compilation of the history of civilization.Volume Oneencompasses the development of art, culture, society, architecture and religion beginning  More...

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List price: $124.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/27/2005
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 650
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.98" long x 0.53" tall
Weight: 5.060
Language: English

Introduction to the Humanities,Combined Editionprovides a comprehensive, color and illustration-filled compilation of the history of civilization.Volume Oneencompasses the development of art, culture, society, architecture and religion beginning with prehistory and the ancient Near East and progressing through the Renaissance periods.Volume Twoexamines humanity and its components from the reformation and reform in sixteenth-century Europe through to present day society. The volumes provide extensive social and cultural background material reinforced with fascinating information on key persons, events, ideas and inventions of the time period to provides readers with a lsquo;you are therersquo; experience. Cross-Cultural Influence features highlight influences exchanged between different cultures to give readers a look at contact and artistic exchanges between cultures. Thematic Parallels sections compare universal themes over different time periods and in different places across the world, providing readers with an extensive and fascinating look at humanity through the ages.Introduction to the Humanities,Combined Editionexamines the following time periods: prehistory; the ancient near east; ancient Egypt; the Aegean world; the emergence of historical Greece; ancient Greececlassical to Hellenistic; ancient Rome; pagan cults, Judaism, and the rise of Christianity; the Byzantine Empire and the development of Islam; the early Middle Ages and the development of Romanesque; the development and expansion of gothic; the transition from gothic to early renaissance; the early renaissance in Italy and northern Europe and the high renaissance in Italy and early mannerism; the reformation and reform in sixteenth-century Europe; Absolutism and Baroque; from enlightenment to revolution in the 18th century; the early nineteenth century and the romantic movement; nineteenth-century realism; industry, and social change; the late nineteenth century; turn of the century to World War I; World War I through World War II; 1945 to 1989 - the cold war to deacute;tente; and after 1989.nbsp;For those interested in a comprehensive view of humanities throughout the ages.

Prehistory
Key Topics Introduction Society and Culture: The Dating System Used in this Text Time Chart
Human Origins: From Myth to Science
Creation Stories
Darwin and the Theory of Evolution
The Nature of Prehistory
Society and Culture: The Study of Human Prehistory
Society and Culture: Dating Prehistory
Society and Culture: Major Periods of Human Evolution
Defining Moment: Bipedalism
Society and Culture: Important Developmental Steps in Early Human History
What Makes Us Human
Symbolic Thinking
Creative Arts
Shamanism
The Upper (Late) Paleolithic Era in Western Europe:c. 45,000-c. 10,000/8000 B.C
Mesolithic to Neolithic in Western Europe:c. 10,000/8000-6000/4000 B.C
The Neolithic Era:c. 6000/4000-c. 1500 B.C
Stonehenge
Thematic Parallels: Shamanism in Non-Western Imagery
Australian Dreaming
Shamanistic Imagery in Africa
The Anishnabe Drum
Key Terms Key Questions Suggested Reading Suggested Films
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