ISBN-10: 061841777X

ISBN-13: 9780618417773

Edition: 7th 2005

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This introductory text presents an overview of the liberal arts--literature, art, music, philosophy, and history--with a particular emphasis on literature. The unique selection of works from each culture provides students with a global understanding of the humanities. Several pedagogical features of the Seventh Edition, such as chapter objectives, key terms, art images, and summary questions, help students understand the major concepts of the text. Each volume begins with a "Chronicle of Events" that provides a timetable of key events in world history. "Continuities" sections focus on the lasting contributions of each society.
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List price: $199.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 7/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.860

Ronald G. Witt is Professor of History, Emeritus, at Duke University.

Defining the Humanities and Cultural Roots for the Twenty-First Century
Renaissance and Reformation: Fusion of the Roots
Humanism and the Early Italian Renaissance
Beginnings of the Modern World
Daily Lives: Marriage in Renaissance
Florence Reading Selections: Francesco
Petrarch, from the Rime
Sparse (Scattered Rhymes); from Letters on Familiar Matters
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, from the Oration on the Dignity of Man
Laura Cereta, Letter to Bibulus
Sempronius: Defense of the Liberal Instruction of Women
Art and Architecture in Florence
The City of Florence
Florentine Architecture
Sculpture in Florence in the Fifteenth Century
New Developments in Painting
The End of the Florentine
Renaissance: Machiavelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael Niccol?
Machiavelli (1469-1527)
The Renaissance Artist
Daily Lives: A Renaissance Banquet
Reading Selections: Niccol? Machiaveli, from The Prince
The Northern Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation
Erasmus (1463-1536)
The Protestant Reformation
Reform and Counter-Reform
Economic Expansion
Cultural Relativism
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) and the Late Renaissance
Daily Lives: Theatergoing in Shakespeare's Time
Reading Selections: Desiderius
Erasmus, from The Praise of Folly
Michel de Montaigne, from the Essays
William Shakespeare, from the Sonnets; The Tempest
Science and Splendor: The Seventeenth Century
The Consolidation of Modernity
Daily Lives: The Suffering of Ordinary
People in the Thirty Years' War
The Thirty Years' War and Its Aftermath
The Scientific Revolution
Economic Life
The Age of Absolutism
Reading Selections: Ren?
Descartes, from the Discourse on Method
Thomas Hobbes, from Leviathan
John Locke, from the Second Treatise of Civil Government
The Baroque Style in Art and Literature
Baroque in the Visual Arts
Baroque Painting
Baroque Architecture and Sculpture in Rome: Gian Lorenzo
Bernini Literary
Baroque Reading Selections: Saint Teresa of ?vila, from
The Book of Her Life
Sor Juana In?s de la Cruz, A Philosophical Satire
Sonnet on a Portrait of Herself
Richard Crashaw, from The Flaming Heart
John Donne, from Holy Sonnets; from Elegies
Two Masters of Baroque
Music: Handel and Bach
George Frederick Handel (1685-1759): Messiah
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Christmas
Oratorio and Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
The Arts at the Court of Louis XIV
Louis XIV (1638-1715) and Absolutism
Versailles Daily Lives: Rituals at Versailles
French Court
Ballet and the Origins of Modern
Theatrical Dancing French Neoclassical
Drama Marie de la Vergne de La
Fayette (1634-1693) and the Origins of the Modern Novel
Reading Selections: Moli?re, Tartuffe
Marie de la Vergne de
La Fayette, from The Princess of Cl?ves
Reason, Revolution, Romanticism: The Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
The European Enlightenment
A Prerevolutionary Movement
Aspects of Painting in the Enlightenment
Reading Selections: Voltaire, Micromegas; from the Philosophical Dictionary
Montesquieu, from The Persian Letters
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, from The Social Contract
Mary Wollstonecraft, from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
The Enlightenment in the United States
American Religion
The American Revolution
European Influences
American Federalism
Daily Lives: Education in a Moravian School for Girls
From European
Classicism to an “American Style”
African American Voices in the Enlightenment
Reading Selections: Jonathan Edwards, from A Faithful
Narrative of the Surprising Work of God
Thomas Jefferson, The Virginia
Statute of Religious Liberty
Phillis Wheatley, from Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral
Letters to Samson Occom
David Walker, from David Walker's
Appeal in Four Articles
Together with a Preamble, to the Coloured
Citizens of the World
The Classical Style in Music, the Development of Opera, and Mozart's Don Giovanni Opera
The Don Juan Theme
Don Giovanni: The Rake Punished
From Revolution to Romanticism
The French Revolution
The Art of the French Revolution: Jacques-Louis
David (1748-1825)
Romanticism: A Revolutionary Movement
Enlightened Ideas, Romantic Style
Friedrich Schiller, Hymn to Joy
Individualism and the Romantic Hero
Nature and “Natural People”
Influence of Rousseau
Daily Lives: Lord Byron
Nature in Poetry, Music, and Art
Art: Revolution, Individualism, and Nature
The Romantic Woman and Romantic Love
Reading Selections: William
Wordsworth, from The Prelude; The Solitary Reaper; Lines
Lord Byron, Prometheus; On This Day
I Complete
My Thirty-Sixth Year
John Keats, Ode to a Grecian Urn
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind; Ozymandias
Emily Dickinson, Selected Poems
Industrialism and the Humanities: The Middle and Late Nineteenth Century
The Industrial Revolution and New Social Thought
Britain in the Lead Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Material Progress
Daily Lives: The Lives of the Urban Poor
Under the Industrial Revolution
Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement
Women's Rights Movements
Reading Selections: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, from The Communist Manifesto
The &lduqo;Declaration of Sentiments” of the Seneca
Falls Convention
John Stuart Mill, from The Subjection of Women
Frederick Douglass, from “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”: An Address
Delivered in Rochester, New York, on 5 July 1852
Art and Literature in the Industrial World: Realism and Beyond
Architecture Painting: Realism Photography
Realism in Literature
The Poet and the City: Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)
Thinkers and Writers
The New Painting
Postimpressionism and Symbolism
Reading Selections: Guy de Maupassant, A Fishing Excursion
Charles Baudelaire, from Les Fleurs du Mal/The Flowers of Evil; The Swan
from Poems in Prose (The Spleen of Paris)
Friedrich Nietzsche, Zarathustra's Prologue
Fyodor Dostoevsky, from Notes from Underground
Discontinuities: The Early Twentieth Century
Colonialism, the Great War, and Cultural Change
Colonialism The Great War (World War I) and Its Aftermath
Daily Lives: Life in the Trenches
Scientific Developments
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
The Postwar Decades
Reading Selections: Wilfred Owen, Dulce et
Decorum Est; Strange Meeting
Ezra Pound, from Hugh Selwyn Mauberly
Rudyard Kipling, Recessional
Mohandas (“Mahatma”)
Gandhi, from Letter to Lord
Irwin; from A Conversation with Tobias and Mays
Sigmund Freud, from Civilization and Its Discontents
Modernism: Visual Arts, Music, and Dance
Modernist Painting, 1900-1930
Nonobjective and Expressionist Painting
Dada and Surrealism
Modernist Sculpture, 1900-1930
Modernist Painting in America
Modernist Architecture, 1900-1930
Two New Art Forms: Photography and Film
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), the Russian Ballet, and The Rite of Spring
Modern Dance Jazz
Daily Lives: Harlem Nightlife in the Twenties
Modernism and Indigenous
Cultures in Latin America
Modernism: Theater and Literature
Influences of Asia on Modern European Theater
Modernist Movements in Fiction and Poetry
Surrealism N?gritude
The Harlem Renaissance
Developments in Latin American Literature
Reading Selections: Antonin
Artaud, from The Theater and Its Double
Franz Kafka, A Country Doctor
T. S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Ezra Pound, The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter
In a Station of the Metro
Virginia Woolf, from A Room of One's Own
L?opold S?dar Senghor, Prayer to Masks
L?on Gontran Damas, They came that night
Claude McKay, If We Must Die
Langston Hughes, The Negro
Speaks of Rivers; Danse Africaine
Marita Bonner, On Being
Young--a Woman--and Colored
Jorge Luis Borges, Death and the Compass
Miguel Angel Asturias, Tatuana's Tale
Pablo Neruda, Ode to Broken Things
Octavio Paz, Madrugada al raso/Daybreak
La exclamaci?n/Exclamation
Pr?jimo lejano/Distant Neighbor
Cultural Plurality: From the Middle Twentieth Century On
Absurdity and Alienation: World War II and the Postwar Period
World War II
The Postwar Period
European Literature
Daily Lives: The Existentialists'
Life in Paris Under the German Occupation
Postwar American Literature
Postwar Music: Charlie Parker (1920-1955)
Painting After World War II
Sculpture After World War II
Reading Selections: Primo Levi, from If
This Is a Man
Jean-Paul Sartre, The Republic of Silence
Simone de Beauvoir, from The Second Sex
Albert Camus, from The Myth of Sisyphus
Eug?ne Ionesco, The Leader
Ralph Ellison, Prologue to Invisible Man
Allen Ginsberg, Sunflower Sutra
Frantz Fanon, from The Wretched of the Earth
Postcolonialism, Postmodernism, and Beyond
The United States from the 1960s into the Twenty-First Century
The World After the Cold War
The Arts in the Contemporary World
Postmodernism, Culture, and the Arts
Architecture from the International
Style to Postmodernism
Postmodern Visual Art: Polemics or Platitudes?
The Ascendancy of Craft: The Expansion of the Tradition
Postmodern Music and Dance
Mass Culture and Popular Music
Postmodern Literature and Theory
Reading Selections: Modern
African Poems: Chinua
Achebe, Generation Gap
Wole Soyinka, Death in the Dawn and I Think It Rains
From the Caribbean: Derek Walcott, White Magic and For Pablo Neruda
From the United States: Sonia Sanchez, present
Ishmael Reed, beware: do not read this poem
Rita Dove, Persephone
Abducted and Demeter Mourning
John Barth, Autobiography: A Self-Recorded Fiction
From Latin America: Ernesto
Cardenal, Prayer for Marilyn
Monroe; Clarice Lispector, He Soaked Me Up
From Israel/Palestine: Yehuda
Amichai, Jerusalem; 18; 42; Mahmoud
Darwish, Identity Card
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