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Western Humanities, Complete

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ISBN-10: 0073136190

ISBN-13: 9780073136196

Edition: 6th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Roy T. Matthews, F. DeWitt Platt

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Chronologically organized, The Western Humanities presents the cultural achievements of western civilization-- art, music, history, literature, theater, film and the other arts-- within their historical context. By examining the historical and material conditions that influenced the form and content of the arts and literature, the authors provide students a deeper understanding of the meaning of cultural works and a broader basis for appreciating the humanities. Hundreds of illustrations appear throughout the text, "Slices of Life" 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.
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List price: $170.33
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 2/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.730
Language: English

The Western Humanities, 6/e
Introduction: Why Study Cultural History?
A Humanities Primer: How to Understand the Arts
Prehistory And Near Eastern Civilizations
Prehistory and Early Cultures Paleolithic Period Neolithic Period Technology in Early Cultures
Stone Age Technology Bronze Age Technology Iron Age Technology
The Civilizations of the Tigris and Euphrates
River Valley: Mesopotamia ����
The Sumerian, Akkadian, and Babylonian Kingdoms ����
The Cradle of Civilization ��������
Writing Encounter: "Phonecians and Their Alphabet" ��������
Religion ��������
Literature ��Slice of Life: "A Sumerian Father Lectures His Son" ��������
Law Science: Astronomy, Mathematics, and Medicine ��������
Art and Architecture The Civilization of the Nile River Valley: Egypt ����
Continuity and Change over Three Thousand Years ����
A Quest for Eternal Cultural Values ��������
Religion ��������
Writing and Literature ��Slice of Life: "The Instruction of Amenemope" Science and Medicine Architecture Sculpture
Painting, and Minor Arts Heirs to the Mesopotamian and Egyptian Empires
The Hittites The Assyrians The Medes The Persians
The Legacy of Early Near Eastern Civilizations
Key Cultural Terms Suggestions for Further Reading Timeline
Aegean Civilizations: The Minoans
The Mycenaeans, And The Greeks Of The Archaic Age Prelude: Minoan Civilization, 3000 - 1100 B.C.E
Beginnings: Mycenaean Civilization, 1900 - 1100 B.C.E. Technology in Minoan Crete and Mycenae Crete and Mycenae Archaic Greece Interlude: The Dark Ages, 1100 - 800 B.C.E
The Archaic Age, 800 - 479 B.C.E. ����
Political, Economic, and Social Structures ����
The Greek Polis: Sparta and Athens ����
Technology in Archaic Greece The Persian Wars Encounter: "Near Estern Art and Greek Pottery"
The Emergence of Greek Genius: The Mastery of Form ����Religion ����
Epic Poetry Lyric Poetry Slice of Life: "The Worlds of Women and Men in Ancient Greece" ����
Natural Philosophy ����
Medicine Architecture ����
Sculpture The Legacy of Archaic Greek Civilization Key Cultural Terms Suggestions for Further Reading Timeline
Classical Greek Civilization: The Hellenic Age
General Characteristics of Hellenic Civilization Domestic and Foreign Affairs: War, Peace, and the Triumph of Macedonia Phases of the Hellenic Age Technology
Shipbuilding Warfare The Perfection of the Tradition: The Glory of Hellenic Greece ����
Theater: Tragedy ��������
Features of the Greek Theater ����
Encounter: The Representation of Blacks in Greek Art ��������
Tragic Drama ��������
Aeschylus ��������
Sophocles ��������
Euripides ����Theater: Comedy ����Music ����
History ����Philosophy, Science and Medicine ��������
The Pre-Socratics ��������
The Sophists ��������
The Socratic Revolution ��������
Plato ��������
Aristotle ����Architecture ��������
Sanctuaries ��������
The Temple: The Perfection of the Form ����
Slice of Life: Xenophon, "Secrets of a Successful Marriage" ����Sculpture
The Legacy of Hellenic Civilization Key Cultural Terms Suggestions for Further Reading Timeline
Classical Greek Civilization: The Hellenistic Age
The Stages of Hellenistic History ����
The End of the Empire and the Rise of the States ����
The Arrival and Triumph of Rome Urban Life in the Hellenistic Age ����Pergamum ����
Alexandria in Egypt ����
Slice of Life: Theocritus, "Street Scene in Hellenistic Egypt
The Elaboration of the Greek Tradition: The Spread of Classicism to the Hellenistic World ����
Drama and Literature ����
Philosophy and Religion ��������
Cynicism ��������
Skepticism ��������
Epicureanism ��������
Stoicism ��������
Fate and the Mystery Cults Science and Medicine Encounter: "The Invention of Parchment and the Birth of the Secular Library" ����
Architecture ��������
The Corinthian Temple ��������
The Altar ����
Sculpture ����
Rhodes: Late Hellenistic Style
The Legacy of the Hellenistic World Key Cultural Terms Suggestions for Further Reading Timeline
Roman Civilization: The Pre-Christian Centuries
The Colossus of the Mediterranean World ����
General Characteristics of Roman Civilization Technology Warfare Construction ����
The Etruscan and Greek Connections ����
Rome in the Age of Kings, 753-509 B.C. ����
The Roman Republ