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Overview

Interdisciplinary in approach and topical in focus, the sixth edition of The Humanistic Tradition continues to bring to life humankind's creative legacy. With more than 800 illustrations and some 150 literary sources in accessible translations, this widely acclaimed humanities survey takes a global perspective that is at once selective and engaging, and helps students better understand the relationship between world cultures. Available in multiple formats, The Humanistic Tradition examines the political, economic, and social contexts out of which history's most memorable achievements emerged.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073523972
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/29/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 113,547
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Gloria Konig Fiero was born and raised in New York City. She earned her Masters degree in Art History at the University of California, Berkeley, and her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Humanities at the Florida State University. She has taught Humanities, World History, and Art History for more than twenty-five years. She has written and lectured extensively on medieval and renaissance topics and on the arts of both East and West as they reflect the human condition. She currently divides her time between New Orleans, Louisiana, and New York City.

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Table of Contents

Book 1: The First Civilizations and the Classical Legacy

Introduction: Prehistory and the Birth of Civilization


Prehistory


The Birth of Civilization


1 Mesopotamia: Gods, Rulers, and the Social Order


Looking Ahead


The Land between the Two Rivers


The Gods of Mesopotamia


The Rulers of Mesopotamia


The Social Order


The Arts in Mesopotamia


The Iron Age


The Hebrews


Empires of the Iron Age


Looking Back


2 Africa: Gods, Rulers, and the Social Order


Looking Ahead


Africa: Ancient Egypt


The Gods of Ancient Egypt


The Rulers of Ancient Egypt


The Social Order


The Arts in Ancient Egypt


Africa: The Sudan


Looking Back


3 India, China, and the Americas


Looking Ahead


Ancient India


Ancient China


The Americas


Looking Back


4 Greece: Humanism and the Speculative Leap


Looking Ahead


Bronze Age Civilizations of the Aegean


The Heroic Age


The Greek City-State and the Persian Wars


Athens and the Greek Golden Age


The Individual and the Community


Greek Philosophy: The Speculative Leap


Humanist Philosophy


Looking Back


5 The Classical Style


Looking Ahead


The Classical Style


The Evolution of the Classical Style


The Classical Style in Poetry


The Classical Style in Music and Dance


The Diffusion of the Classical Style: The Hellenistic Age


Looking Back


6 Rome: The Rise to Empire


Looking Ahead


The Roman Rise to Empire


The Roman Contribution to Literature


The Arts of the Roman Empire


The Fall of Rome


Looking Back


7 China: The Rise to Empire


Looking Ahead


Confucius and the Classics


The Chinese Rise to Empire


The Literary Contributions of Imperial China


The Visual Arts and Music


Looking Back
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