Handbook for the Humanities

ISBN-10: 0205161626
ISBN-13: 9780205161621
Edition: 2014
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List price: $55.99
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/7/2013
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 408
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

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 Note: MyArtsLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. to purchase MyArtsLab, please visit: www.MyArtsLab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyArtsLab. ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205949789 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205949786

Robert DiYanni received a B.A. from Rutgers University in 1968 and a Ph.D. from the City University of New York in 1976. He has taught at Queens College of the City University of New York, New York University, Harvard University, and Pace University. He has written articles and reviews on various aspects of literature, composition, and pedagogy. He has written numerous books including The McGraw-Hill Book of Poetry, Women's Voices, Like Season'd Timber: New Essays on George Herbert, and Modern American Poets: Their Voices and Visions.

Preface
Introduction
Early Civilizations through Ancient Rome
Ancient Civilizations: Prehistory to Egypt
Prehistory
Background
Paleolithic Period
Neolithic Period
Art
Global Perspective Australia: Paintings of Animals
Mesopotamia
Background
Fundamentals of Civilization
Sumerians and Akkadians
Spotlight Beer
Art
Religion
Literature
Spotlight The First Poet: Enheduanna
Babylonians, Assyrians, Persians
Art
Egypt
Background
Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms
Religion
Global Perspective India: Hindu Gods
Global Perspective India: Hindu Religious Concepts
Architecture
Sculpture
Painting
Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten) and Nefertiti
Music and Dance
Global Perspective China: Burial of the First Emperor of China
Literature
Global Perspective China: Ancient Poetry
Legacy of Early Civilizations
Ancient Greece
Aegean Cultures
Background
Cycladic Culture
Minoan Culture
Mycenaean Culture
Global Perspective Japan: Ancient Ceramics
Ancient Greece
Background
Religion
Philosophy
Spotlight Socrates
Global Perspective China: Confucianism and Taoism
Architecture
Sculpture
Global Perspective India: Yakshi, Stone Relief
Painting
Global Perspective Peru: Ancient Ceramics
Global Perspective Mesoamerica: Ball Games
Sports
Music
Global Perspective China: Ancient Music
Literature
Global Perspective India: The Ramayana and The Odyssey
Spotlight Sappho
Legacy of Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Background
The Greek Legacy and the Roman Ideal
Etruscan Civilization
Art
Global Perspective Native America: Great Serpent Mound
Sculpture
Roman Civilization
Background
Roman Republic
Spotlight Cleopatra
Roman Empire
Architecture
Global Perspective China: The Qin, the Han, and the Romans
Global Perspective India: Great Stupa
Sculpture
Global Perspective Mexico: Woman and Man
Global Perspective Africa: Horse and Rider
Global Perspective China: Horse and Rider
Painting
Religion: The Roman Pantheon
Philosophy
Global Perspective Mesoamerica: Aztec Gods
Spotlight Graffiti
Music
Literature
Spotlight Seneca
The Legacy of Ancient Rome
Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Middle Ages
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Judaism
Background
Art
Global Perspective Nepal: Buddhism
Global Perspective India: Buddha
Christianity
Background
Global Perspective Africa: Religious Beliefs
Global Perspective Africa: Christianity
Philosophy
Music
Literature
Global Perspective Ethical Considerations: The Golden Rule
Architecture and Mosaic
Spotlight Revelation
Global Perspective Turkey: Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
Sculpture and Painting
Islam
Background
Architecture
Global Perspective Africa: Islam
Music
Global Perspective Mexico: Tomb of Pacal the Great
Philosophy
Global Perspective Peru: Music of the Incas
Literature
Global Perspective India: The Pancatantra and The Thousand and One Nights
Middle Ages
Background
"Dark Ages"
Materials and Methods: Manuscript Illumination
Carolingian Era
Vikings
Crusades
Monasticism
Ottoman Era
Romanesque
Background
Architecture
Spotlight Mont Saint-Michel
Sculpture
Global Perspective Cambodia: Angkor Wat
Global Perspective India: Ganesha
Painting
Gothic
Background
Architecture
Materials and Methods: Stained Gloss
Sculpture
Global Perspective Easter Island (Rapa Nui), New Zealand, Moai Figures
Manuscripts
Spotlight Magna Carta
Literature
Global Perspective The Tale of Genji
Global Perspective Chinese Tang Poetry
Italy in the Later Middle Ages
Background
Painting
Materials and Methods: Fresco
Philosophy
Spotlight Christine de Pizan
Global Perspective Peru: The Incas' Machu Picchu
Music
Literature
Global Perspective Japan: Noh Drama
Renaissance and Seventeenth Century
Early Renaissance
Background
Humanism
Sacred to Secular
Florence and the Italian City-States
Spotlight Renaissance Courts
Italy
Painting
Materials and Methods: Egg Tempera on Panel
Global Perspective Russia: Andrei Rublev
Sculpture
Global Perspective Mexico: Eagle Warrior
Architecture
Philosophy
Global Perspective China: The Forbidden City, Beijing
Global Perspective China: Ming Dynasty
Literature
Northern Europe
Painting
Materials and Methods: Mixed Technique
Music: Sacred and Secular
Global Perspective Afghanistan: Kamal al-Din Bihzad
Global Perspective Lute, Pipa, Sitar
Legacy of the Early Renaissance
Later Renaissance
Background
Exploration
Trade
Italy
Painting
Global Perspective Nigeria: Two Female Portraits: Mona Lisa and Idia
Global Perspective Afghanistan: Another Form of Instructive Art
Architecture
Mannerism
Painting
Materials and Methods: Oil on Canvas
Sculpture
Architecture
Global Perspective Mali: Different Distortions of Male and Female Bodies
Global Perspective Turkey: Divine Domes
Global Perspective Russia: Fantastic Domes
Northern Europe
Painting and Printing
Global Perspective China: Landscape West and East
Materials and Methods: Printing: Woodcut, Engraving, and Etching
Architecture
Global Perspective India: Lotus Mahal Palace
Printing
Science
Religion
Ethical Considerations
The Counter-Reformation
Philosophy
Global Perspective China: Confucius and Castiglione
Music
Literature
Spotlight Renaissance Make-Up: Nostradamus
Legacy of the Later Renaissance
Seventeenth Century (Baroque)
Background
Thirty Years' War
Science: Bacon and the Experimental Method
Spotlight Telescope and Microscope: Galileo and van Leeuwenhoek
Italy
Painting
Sculpture
Architecture
Global Perspective India: Taj Mahal
Spain
Painting
Northern Europe
Flanders
Global Perspective Iran: Reza Abassi, Two Lovers
Holland
France
Global Perspective Japan: Himeji Castle
England
Philosophy
Music
Literature
Global Perspective Japan: Fiction and Poetry
Legacy of the Baroque
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Eighteenth Century (Enlightenment)
Enlightenment
Background
Spotlight Enlightenment Thought and Women
Art
Spotlight �milie du Chatelet
Rococo
Painting
Architecture
Global Perspective Japan: Ogata Korin, Irises
Neoclassicism
Background
Global Perspective Thailand: Grand Palace, Bangkok
Painting
Sculpture
Architecture
Music
Global Perspective Korea: Kim Hongdo, Dancing Boy with Musicians
Global Perspective Japan: Kabuki and Bunraku
Literature
Global Perspective China: The Dream of the Red Chamber
Legacy of the Eighteenth Century (Enlightenment)
Earlier Nineteenth Century
Romanticism
Background
Philosophy
Painting
Sculpture
Global Perspective Nigeria: Court of Benin, Edo Peoples, Head of an Oba (King)
Architecture
Music
Global Perspective India: Maharaja's Palace (Amba Vilas), Mysore, Karnataka
Literature
Spotlight Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn
Spotlight Three Novelists: The Bronte Sisters
Realism
Painting in France: Courbet, Bonheur, and Manet
Global Perspective Russia: Ilya Repin, Barge Haulers
Two French Realist Novelists: Balzac and Flaubert
Legacy of the Earlier Nineteenth Century
Later Nineteenth Century
Background
Philosophy
Spotlight Florence Nightingale
Impressionism
Painting in France: Monet, Renoir, and Degas
Painting: American Artists: Cassatt and Whistler
Sculpture in France: Rodin and Claudel
Global Perspective Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola: Kongo Kingdom Mangaaka Power Figure
Post-Impressionism
Painting in France: Van Gogh, Gauguin, C�zanne, and Seurat
Global Perspective Japan: Utagawa Hiroshige, Sudden Shower over Ohashi Bridge
Architecture
Global Perspective Russia: Faberg� Eggs
Music
Spotlight Johannes Brahms
Global Perspective China: Beijing (Peking) Opera
Literature
Legacy of the Later Nineteenth Century
Twentieth Century to Present
Earlier Twentieth Century
Background
A New Order
Science and Technology
Philosophy
Spotlight Madame Curie
Global Perspective African Nationalism
The Arts
Painting and Sculpture
Global Perspective Malawi: Lomwe (Nguru) group, Female Figure
Global Perspective Indonesia: Ancestral Couple, Nage People, Central Flores Island, Nusa Tenggara
Architecture
Music and Dance
Global Perspective Latin America: Music
Film
Spotlight Battleship Potemkin
Literature
Legacy of the Earlier Twentieth Century
Later Twentieth Century
Background
World War II
Cold War
Vietnam Wars
Painting and Sculpture
Materials and Methods: Acrylic Polymer Paint
Global Perspective Japan: Bukichi Inoue, My Sky Hole
Public Art: Subways: Rebold and Dickson
Architecture
Philosophy
Dance and Music
Global Perspective Africa: Music
Global Perspective South Africa: The Lion King
Spotlight Film
Global Perspective Japan: Akira Kurosawa
Spotlight Robin Hood
Literature
Global Perspective Nigeria: Achebe and Soyinka
Global Perspective Latin-American Magic Realists: Garcia Marquez and Allende
Legacy of the Later Twentieth Century
Twenty-First Century
Background
Globalization
Philosophy
New Materials, Methods, and Forms of Art
Architecture
Music
Global Perspective The Silk Road Project: Yo Yo Ma and Friends
Global Perspective West Africa: Strings Contemporary Style
Literature
Legacy of the Early Twenty-First Century and Predictions for the Future
Appendix
Glossary
Credits
Index

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