The Humanities in the Western Tradition: Idea and Aesthetics, Volume II: Renaissance to Present / Edition 1

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Overview

This book focuses on the historical component of the Humanities course, with an emphasis on intellectual history. It pays close attention to the lives of individuals, highlighting the human aspect of great artists and thinkers. An abundance of biographical information allows students to see these figures as real people with concrete motivations for creating great historical works. The text contains a number of pedagogical features, which are especially helpful for students who have no background in humanities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395848128
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/7/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Marvin Perry, now retired, taught history at Baruch College, City University of New York. He has published several successful Cengage Learning texts, including WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY (senior author and general editor); WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY; the leading Western Civilization reader, SOURCES OF THE WESTERN TRADITION; AN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE; SOURCES OF EUROPEAN HISTORY SINCE 1900 (senior editor); HUMANITIES IN THE WESTERN TRADITION (senior author and general editor); and WORLD WAR II IN EUROPE: A CONCISE HISTORY. His scholarly work includes ARNOLD TOYNBEE AND THE WESTERN TRADITION (1996); coauthor of ANTISEMITISM: MYTH AND HATE FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT (2002); coeditor of ANTISEMITIC MYTHS: A HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY ANTHOLOGY (2008); and coeditor of THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ISLAMIC TERRORISM: AN ANTHOLOGY (2008). Dr. Perry's scholarly work focuses on the history of ideas.

J. Wayne Baker holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and taught in the history department of The University of Akron from 1968 until his retirement in 2000. From 1990 to 1999, he was director of the Humanities in the Western Tradition course at Akron. His scholarly research focuses on the works of Heinrich Bullinger and John Calvin. He has published two monographs and co-edited a book, as well as many journal articles and book reviews.

Pamela Pfeiffer Hollinger taught in the Humanities course at The University of Akron for over 18 years before moving into administration there. For this text, she has authored the material on music and dance and co-authored the literature and art material. Her background in multimedia has made her a valuable resource in developing the text's ancillary program.

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Table of Contents

III. The Early Modern West: From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment 13. The Italian Renaissance: Transition to the Modern Age The Break with the Middle Ages Renaissance Thought and Literature Italian Renaissance Art Music 14. The Northern Renaissance and Reformation: Early Humanism and the Rise of Protestantism Early Northern Humanism The Protestant Reformation 15. Later Humanism, Art, and Music Literature Art of Northern Europe Later Italian Art Music 16. The Age of the Baroque in Literature, Art, and Music Literature Art Music 17. The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment: Intellectual Transformations The Medieval View of the Universe A New View of Nature The Age of Enlightenment: Affirmation of Reason and Freedom 18. The Arts in the Age of Enlightenment English Literature French Literature Art Music IV. The Modern West: From Classicism to Modernism 19. The Arts in the Era of the French Revolution The French Revolution and Napoleon Classical Music 20. Age of Romanticism: A New Cultural Orientation The Rise of Ideologies The Romantic Revolt Against the Enlightenment Goethe and German Romanticism English Romantic Poetry The Novel in the Age of Romanticism Creating a Truly American Literature Romantic Art Romantic Music 21.Thought and Literature in an Age of Science and Industrialism: Realism, Secularism, and Reform The Historical Setting Currents of Thought European Literature American Literature 22. Realism, Impressionism, and Later Romanticism in Art and Music Realism in Art Impressionism Architecture Later Romanticism in Music 23. Modern Consciousness: New Views of Nature and Human Nature Politics and Society Currents of Thought The Modernist Movement Modernist Literature Modern Art Modernism in Music V. Modernism and Beyond 24. World War I and Its Aftermath: The Lost Generation and the Jazz Age World War I and the Russian Revolution Literature Art Music 25. The Era of Totalitarianism and World War II: Descent into the Abyss Western Civilization in Crisis Literature Art Music 26. The Contemporary Age A New Europe and a New World Thought Literature Art Music

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