The Humanistic Tradition, Book 4: Faith, Reason, and Power in the Early Modern World / 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: 9780077346263
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 140,038
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 0.50 (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 4: Faith, Reason, and Power in the Early Modern World

20 The Catholic Reformation and the Baroque Style

Looking Ahead


The Catholic Reformation


Catholicism's Global Reach


Literature and the Catholic Reformation


The Visual Arts and the Catholic Reformation


The Baroque Style


Baroque Music


Looking Back


21 Absolute Power and the Aristocratic Style

Looking Ahead


The Aristocratic Style in Europe


Music and Dance at the Court of Louis XIV


Seventeenth-Century French Literature


Absolute Power and the Aristocratic Style Beyond Europe


Absolute Power and the Aristocratic Style in China


Absolute Power and the Aristocratic Style in Japan


Looking Back


22 The Baroque in the Protestant North

Looking Ahead


The Rise of the English Commonwealth


The King James Bible


English Literature of the Seventeenth Century


The London of Christopher Wren


Protestant Devotionalism in the Netherlands


The Music of the Protestant North


Looking Back


23 The Scientific Revolution and the New Learning

Looking Ahead


The Scientific Revolution


The New Learning


Newton's Scientific Synthesis


The Impact of the Scientific Revolution on Art


Baroque Instrumental Music


Looking Back


24 The Enlightenment: The Promise of Reason

Looking Ahead


Liberty and Political Theory


The Birth of Economic Theory


The Philosophes


The Crusade for Progress


Enlightenment Literature


Looking Back


25 The Limits of Reason

Looking Ahead


The Industrial Revolution


The Transatlantic Slave Trade


Satire: Weapon of the Enlightenment


Rousseau's Revolt against Reason


Kant's Mind/World Revolution


The Revolutions of the Late Eighteenth Century


Looking Back


26 Eighteenth-Century Art, Music, and Society

Looking Ahead


The Rococo Style


Eighteenth-Century Genre Painting


Eighteenth-Century Neoclassicism


Eighteenth-Century Western Music


Looking Back
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