Western Humanities, Complete

ISBN-10: 0072556323

ISBN-13: 9780072556322

Edition: 5th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Roy Matthews, Dewitt Platt

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This chronologically organized introduction to the Western humanities (art, music, history, literature, and drama) establishes the historical context of each era before the arts are discussed. More than 600 illustrations appear throughout the text, "Personal Perspectives" boxes bring to life the events of the day, and brief sections at the end of each chapter describe the cultural legacy of the era discussed. The Western Humanities is also available in two volumes: Volume I covers prehistory through the Renaissance; Volume II spans the period from the Renaissance through the present.
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List price: $105.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 5/12/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.246
Language: English

The Western Humanities, 5/e
Introduction: Why Study Cultural History?
A Humanities Primer: How to Understand the Arts
Prehistory and Near Eastern Civilizations
Prehistory and Early Cultures
The Civilizations of the Tigris and Euphrates River Valley: Mesopotamia--a--a--a--a
The Sumerian, Akkadian, and Babylonian Kingdoms--a--a--a--a
The Cradle of Civilization--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
Personal Perspective: ''''A Sumerian Father Lectures His Son''''--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
Art and Architecture
The Civilization of the Nile River Valley: Egypt--a--a--a--a
Continuity and Change over Three Thousand Years--a--a--a--a
A Quest for Eternal Cultural Values--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
Writing and Literature--a--a--a--a
Personal Perspective: ''''The Instruction of Amenemope''''ArchitectureSculpture, Painting, and Minor ArtsHeirs to the Mesopotamian and Egyptian Empires
The Legacy of Early Near Eastern Civilizations
Key Cultural Terms
Suggestions for Further Reading
Windows on the World: 5000 - 500 B.C
Aegean Civilizations: The Minoans, The Mycenaeans, and The Greeks of The Archaic Age
Prelude: Minoan Civilization, 3000 - 1300 B.C
Beginnings: Mycenaean Civilization, 1900 - 1100 B.C.Interlude: The Dark Ages, 1100 - 800 B.C
The Archaic Age, 800 - 479 B.C.--a--a--a--a
Political, Economic, and Social Structures--a--a--a--a
The Greek Polis: Sparta and Athens--a--a--a--a
The Persian WarsThe Emergence of Greek Genius: The Mastery of Form--a--a--a--a
Epic Poetry--a--a--a--a
Personal Perspective: Sappho, ''''He Seems to Be a God''''
Alcaeus, ''''Longing for Home and Drinking Song''''--a--a--a--a
Lyric Poetry--a--a--a--a
Natural Philosophy--a--a--a--a
The Legacy of Archaic Greek Civilization
Key Cultural TermsSuggestions for Further Reading
Classical Greek Civilization: The Hellenic Age
General Characteristics of Hellenic Civilization
Domestic and Foreign Affairs: War, Peace, and the Triumph of Macedonia
The Perfection of the Tradition: The Glory of Hellenic Greece--a--a--a--a
Theater: Tragedy--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
Features of the Greek Theater--a--a--a--a
Encounter: The Representation of Blacks in Greek Art--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
Tragic Drama--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
Theater: Comedy--a--a--a--a
Natural Philosophy--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
The Pre-Socratics--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
The Sophists--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
The Socratic Revolution--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
The Temple: The Perfection of the Form--a--a--a--a
Personal Perspective: Xenophon, ''''Secrets of a Successful Marriage''''--a--a--a--a
SculptureThe Legacy of Hellenic CivilizationKey Cultural Terms
Suggestions for Further Reading
HighlightsWindows on the World: 500 - 300 B.C
Classical Greek Civilization: The Hellenistic Age
The Stages of Hellenistic History--a--a--a--a
The End of the Empire and the Rise of the States--a--a--a--a
The Arrival and Triumph of Rome
The Cities of Hellenistic Civilization--a--a--a--a
Alexandria in Egypt--a--a--a--a
Personal Perspective: Theocritus, ''''Getting to the Concert on Time''''The Elaboration of the Greek Tradition: The Spread of Classicism to the Hellenistic World--a--a--a--a
Drama and Literature--a--a--a--a
Philosophy and Religion--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
Fate and the Mystery Cults--a--a--a--a
The Corinthian Temple--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
The Altar--a--a--a--a
Rhodes: Late Hellenistic StyleThe Legacy of the Hellenistic WorldKey Cultural TermsSuggestions for Further Reading
Roman Civilization: The Pre-Christian Centuries
The Colossus of the Mediterranean World--a--a--a--a
General Characteristics of Roman Civilization--a--a--a--a
The Etruscan and Greek Connections--a--a--a--a
Rome in the Age of Kings, 753-509 B.C.--a--a--a--a
The Roman Republic, 509-31 B.C.--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
The Early Republic, 509-264 B.C.--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
The Middle Republic, 264-133 B.C.--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
The Late Republic, 133-31 B.C.--a--a--a--a
Growing Autocracy: Imperial Rome, 31 B.C.-A.D. 284--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
Pax Romana, 31 B.C.-A.D. 193--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
Civil Wars, A.D. 193-284
The Style of Pre-Christian Rome: From Greek Imitation to Roman Grandeur--a--a--a--a
Roman Religion--a--a--a--a
Language, Literature, and Drama--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
The First Literary Period, 250-31 B.C.--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
The Second Literary Period: The Golden Age, 31 B.C.-A.D. 14-200--a--a--a--a
Personal Perspective: Marcus, Son of Cicero, ''''Changing My Ways''''--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
The Third Literary Period: The Silver Age, A.D. 14-200--a--a--a--a
The Visual Arts--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
Encounter: Roman Conquests and Romance Languages--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
Painting and Mosaics--a--a--a--a
The Legacy of Pre-Christian Rome Key Cultural TermsSuggestions for Further Reading
HighlightsWindows on the World: 300 B.C. - A.D. 500
Judaism and The Rise of Christianity
The People and Their Religion--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
Egypt, Exodus, and Moses--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
The Kingdom of Israel--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
The Babylonian Captivity and the Postexilic Period--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
The Hellenistic and Roman Periods--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
Societal and Family Relationships--a--a--a--a
Personal Perspective: Flavius Josephus, ''''The Destruction of the Temple at Jerusalem''''--a--a--a--a
The Bible--a--a--a--a
Early Jewish Art and ArchitectureChristianity--a--a--a--a
The Life of Jesus Christ and the New Testament--a--a--a--a
Christians and Jews--a--a--a--a
Christianity and Greco-Roman Religions and Philosophies--a--a--a--a
Christians in the Roman Empire--a--a--a--a
Personal Perspective: Vibia Perpetua, ''''Account of Her Last Days Before Martyrdom''''--a--a--a--a
Early Christian Literature--a--a--a--a
Early Christian ArtThe Legacy of Biblical Judaism and Early ChristianityKey Cultural TermsSuggestions for Further Reading
The Civilizations of Late Rome, Byzantium, and The Early Medieval West
The Last Days of the Roman Empire--a--a--a--a
DiocletianG'"s Reforms and the Triumph of Christianity, 284-395--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
The Great Persecution and Christian Toleration--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
Early Christian Developments--a--a--a--a
Christian Rome and the End of the Western Empire, 395-476--a--a--a--a
Personal Perspective: Paulina, ''''Epitaph for Agorius Praetextatus''''The Transition from Classical Humanism to Christian Civilization--a--a--a--a
Literature, Theology, and History--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
The Fathers of the Church--a--a--a--a
Personal Perspective: St. Jerome, ''''Secular Education; The Fall of Rome''''--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
Church History--a--a--a--a
The Visual Arts--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
Painting and Mosaics--a--a--a--a
The Eastern Roman Empire and Byzantine Civilization, 476-1453--a--a--a--a
History of the Byzantine Empire--a--a--a--a
Byzantine Culture: Christianity and Classicism--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
The Orthodox Religion--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
Law and History--a--a--a--a--a--a--a--a
Architecture and Mosaics
The Early Medieval West--a--a--a--a
The Early Middle Ages: A Romano-Germanic Christianized World--a--a--a--aRe
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