The Humanistic Tradition, Book 2: Medieval Europe and the World Beyond / Edition 6

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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: 9780077346188
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/29/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 311,394
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.40 (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 Two: Medieval Europe and the World Beyond

8 A Flowering of Faith: Christianity and Buddhism

Looking Ahead


The Background to Christianity


The Rise of Christianity


The Teachings of Paul


The Spread of Christianity


The Rise of Buddhism


The Spread of Buddhism


Looking Back


9 The Language of Faith: Symbolism and the Arts

Looking Ahead


The Christian Identity


The Buddhist Identity


Looking Back


10 The Islamic World: Religion and Culture

Looking Ahead


The Religion of Islam


The Spread of Islam


Islamic Culture


Looking Back


11 Patterns of Medieval Life

Looking Ahead


The Germanic Tribes


Charlemagne and the Carolingian Renaissance


Early Medieval Culture


High Medieval Culture


Looking Back


12 Christianity and the Medieval Mind

Looking Ahead


The Christian Way of Life and Death


The Medieval Church


Looking Back


13 The Medieval Synthesis in the Arts

Looking Ahead


The Romanesque Church


The Gothic Cathedral


Medieval Painting


Medieval Music


Looking Back


14 The World Beyond the West: India, China, and Japan

Looking Ahead


India


China


Japan


Looking Back
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