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Trusted by professors of the humanities survey course for over twenty years, CULTURE AND VALUES covers Western cultures along with important non-Western cultures, providing students solid, accessible introductions to art, music, philosophy, literature, and more. Available in two volumes, or as an alternate single volume without end-of-chapter readings, this text remains the most readable and reliable textbook for college and university students in the integrated humanities.
Preface. 1. The Beginnings of Civilization. 2. Early Greece. 3. Classical Greece and the Hellenistic Period. 4. The Roman Legacy. 5. Ancient Civilizations of India and China. 6. Judaism and Early Christianity. 7. Byzantium. 8. Islam. 9. Charlemagne and the Rise of Medieval Culture. 10. High Middle Ages: The Search for Synthesis. 11. The Fourteenth Century: A Time of Transition. 12. The Early Renaissance. 13. The High Renaissance in Italy. 14. The Renaissance in the North. 15. The Baroque World. 16. The Eighteenth Century: From Rococo to Revolution. 17. The Romantic Era. 18. Toward the Modern Era: 1870 and 1914. 19. India, China, and Japan: From the Medieval to the Modern World. 20. The Peoples and Cultures of Africa. 21. Between the World Wars. 22. The Contemporary Culture. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.