The Humanistic Tradition / Edition 5

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The penultimate volume in this series chronicles the move towards modernism, covering the arts, politics, and philosophy from the end of the 1700s to the dawn of the twentieth century. Using literary and musical excerpts to illuminate discussions, Fiero addresses important events and discoveries of the nineteenth century world. Volume five begins with the art and literature of the Romantic era, and concludes with coverage of the shifting aesthetics of the late nineteenth century. As in previous volumes, Volume Five includes a range of vivid illustrations and images throughout the text to enhance the material.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073252247
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


Part I: The Age of the Renaissance

Chapter 15: Adversity and Challenge: The Fourteenth-Century Transition

The Black Death / 3.1 From Boccaccio: Introduction to the Decameron / Europe in Transition / The Decline of the Church / Literature in Transition / 3.2 From Boccaccio: "Tale of Filippa" from the Decameron / 3.3 From Christine de Pisan: Book of the City Ladies / 3.4 From Chaucer: "Prologue" and "The Miller's Tale" in the Canterbury Tales / Art and Music in Transition

Chapter 16: Classical Humanism in the Age of the Renaissance

Italy: Birthplace of the Renaissance / 3.5 From Petrarch: Letter to Lapo da Castiglionchio / 3.6 From Petrarch: Canzioniere / Italian Renaissance Humanism / 3.7 From Pico: Oration on the Dignity of Man / 3.8 From Alberti: On the Family / 3.9 From Castiglione: Book of the Courtier / 3.10 From Machiavelli: The Prince

Chapter 17: Renaissance Artists: Disciples of Nature, Masters of Invention

Renaissance Art and Patronage / The Early Renaissance / 3.11 From Leonardo da Vinci: Notes / The High Renaissance / 3.12 From Vasari: Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Architects, and Sculptors / The Music of the Renaissance

Part II: A Brave New World

Chapter 18: Protest and Reform: The Waning of the Old Order

The Temper of Reform / Luther and the Protestant Reformation / 3.13 From Luther: Address to the German Nobility / Nothern Renaissance Art / Nothern Renaissance Literature / 3.14 From Erasmus: The Praise of Folly / 3.15 From More: Utopia / 3.16 From Cervantes: DonQuijote / 3.17 Shakespeare: Sonnets 18 and 116 / 3.18 From Shakespeare: Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice

Chapter 19: Africa, the Americas, and Cross-Cultural Encounter

Cross-Cultural Encounter / The African Cultural Heritage / 3.19 From Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali / 3.20 Three African Myths on the Origin of Death / 3.21 Selections from African Poetry / Cross-Cultural Encounter / 3.22 From Ibn Battuta: Book of Travels / The Americas / 3.23 "A Prayer of the Night Chant" (Navajo) / 3.24 Two Native American Tales / Cross-Cultural Encounter / 3.25 From Cort├ęs: Letters from Mexico

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