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The Humanistic Tradition Volume II: The Early Modern World to the Present / 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: 9780077346232
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/29/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 217,539
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 1.10 (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

19 Protest and Reform: The Waning of the Old Order

Looking Ahead


The Temper of Reform


The Protestant Reformation


Northern Renaissance Art


Sixteenth-Century Literature


Shakespeare


Looking Back

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

Book 5: Romanticism, Realism, and the Nineteenth-Century World

27 The Romantic View of Nature

Looking Ahead


The Progress of Industrialization


Early Nineteenth-Century Thought


Nature and the Natural in European Literature


Nature and the Natural in Asian Literature


Romantic Landscape Painting


American Romanticism


Looking Back


28 The Romantic Hero

Looking Ahead


Nationalism and the Hero


The Promethean Hero


Goethe's Faust: The Quintessential Romantic Hero


Romantic Love and Romantic Stereotypes


Looking Back


29 The Romantic Style in Art and Music

Looking Ahead


Heroic Themes in Art


Trends in Mid Nineteenth-Century Architecture


The Romantic Style in Music


The Romantic Ballet


Romantic Opera


Looking Back


30 Industry, Empire, and the Realist Style

Looking Ahead


The Global Dominion of the West


Nineteenth-Century Social Theory


Realism in Literature


Realism in the Visual Arts


Late Nineteenth-Century Architecture


Realism in Music


Looking Back


31 The Move Toward Modernism

Looking Ahead


Late Nineteenth-Century Thought


Poetry in the Late Nineteenth Century: The Symbolists


Music in the Late Ninteenth Century: Debussy


Painting in the Late Ninteenth Century


Art Nouveau


Literature in the Late Nineteenth Century


The Arts of Africa and Oceania


Postimpressionism


Looking Back

Book 6: Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Global Perspective

32 The Modernist Assault

Looking Ahead


The New Physics


Early Twentieth-Century Poetry


Early Twentieth-Century Art


Early Twentieth-Century Architecture


Early Twentieth-Century Music


The Beginnings of Modern Dance


Looking Back


33 The Freudian Revolution

Looking Ahead


Freud


The New Psychology and Literature


The New Psychology and the Visual Arts


The New Psychology and Music


Looking Back


34 Total War, Totalitarianism, and the Arts

Looking Ahead


Total Wars


World War I Literature


World War I Art


The Russian Revolution


The Great Depression and the American Scene


Totalitarianism and World War II


The Visual Arts in the War Era


Music in the War Era


The Communist Revolution in China


Looking Back


35 The Quest for Meaning

Looking Ahead


The Cold War


Existentialism


Literature at Mid-Century


The Visual Arts at Mid-Century


Sculpture at Mid-Century


Film at Mid-Century


Architecture at Mid-Century


Music and Dance at Mid-Century


Looking Back


36 Identity and Liberation

Looking Ahead


Anticolonialism and Liberation


The Quest for Racial Equality


The Quest for Gender Equality


Looking Back


37 The Information Age

Looking Ahead


The Information Explosion


New Directions in Science and Philosophy


Literature in the Information Age


The Visual Arts in the Information Age


Architecture in the Information Age


Music in the Information Age


Dance in the Information Age


Looking Back


38 Globalism: The Contemporary World

Looking Ahead


The Global Perspective


The Global Ecosystem


Globalism and Ethnic Identity


The Challenge of Globalism


The Arts in the Global Village


Looking Back
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