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Chronologically organized, The Western Humanities presents the cultural achievements of western civilization—art and architecture, music, history, literature, philosophy, theater, film and the other arts—within their historical context. By examining the historical and material conditions that influenced the form and content of the arts and humanities, the authors provide students with a clear framework, a deeper understanding of the meaning of cultural works, and a broader basis for analyzing and appreciating the cultural achievements of the West.

Specifcally designed to accompany The Western Humanities, Readings in the Western Humanities offers students selections from the West's literary and philosophical heritage, helping them establish vital intellectual links to the achievements of the continually evolving Western tradition. Each reading is preceded by an introduction providing information about the author and historical context for the document.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780077438173
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 4/6/2010
  • Edition number: 7
  • Sales rank: 447,942
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: Why Study Cultural History?

A Humanities Primer: How to Understand the Arts
Chapter 1. Prehistory and Near Eastern Civilizations

Prehistory and Early Cultures

Paleolithic Period

The Neolithic Revolution

The Age of Metals,

The Rise of Civilization: Mesopotamia

The Sumerian, Akkadian, and Babylonian Kingdoms

The Cradle of Civilization

Writing

Religion

ENCOUNTER: The Phoenicians and the Alphabet

Literature

Law

Science, Mathematics, and Medicine

SLICE OF LIFE:"A Sumerian Father Lectures His Son"Anonymous, from clay tablets
Art and Architecture

The Civilization of the Nile Rover Valley: Egypt

Continuity and Change over Three Thousand Years

A Quest for Eternal Cultural Values

Religion

Writing and Literature

Science and Medicine

Architecture

SLICE OF LIFE: Life's Instruction Book for Egyptians, Anonymous, from A Papyrus Text

Sculpture, Painting, and Minor Arts

Heirs to the Mesopotamian and Egyptian Empires

The Assyrians

The Neo-Babylonians

The Medes and the Persians

The Legacy of Early Near Eastern Civilizations

KEY CULTURAL TERMS

QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING
Chapter 2. Aegean Civilizations: the Minoans, the Mycenaeans, and the Greeks of the Archaic Age

Prelude: Minoan Civilization, 3000-1100 B.C.E.

Beginnings: Mycenaean Civilization, 1900-1100 B.C.E.

The Greek Dark Ages, 1100-800 B.C.E

Technology in Minoan Crete and Mycenae

The Archaic Age, 800-479 B.C.E.

Political, Economic, and Social Structures

The Greek Polis: Sparta and Athens

Technology in Archaic Greece

The Emergence of Greek Genius: The Mastery of Form

Religion

Literature

Epic Poetry

Lyric Poetry

INTERPRETING ART: Red Figure Ware: Achilles Killing the Amazon Queen Penthesilea
ENCOUNTER Near Eastern Art and Greek Pottery

Philosophy and Science

Natural Philosophy

SLICE OF LIFE The Worlds of Women and Men in Ancient

Greece Sappho, "He Seems to Be a God" and Alcaeus, "Longing for Home"

Architecture

Sculpture

The Legacy of Archaic Greek Civilization

KEY CULTURAL TERMS

QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING
Chapter 3. Classical Greek Civilization: The Hellenic Age

Domestic and Foreign Affairs: War, Peace, and the Triumph of Macedonia

Political Phases of the Hellenic Age

The Arts of Hellenic Greece: The Quest for Perfection

ENCOUNTER: The Representation of Blacks in Greek Art

Theater

Tragedy

Comedy

History, Philosophy, Science, and Medicine

History

Philosophy, Science, and Medicine

The Pre-Socratics

The Sophists

The Socratic Revolution

Plato

Aristotle

Medicine

The Visual Arts

Architecture

SLICE OF LIFE Xenophon, "Secrets of a Successful Marriage in Ancient Greece", from Oeconomicus

Sculpture

Painting

The Legacy of Hellenic Civilization

KEY CULTURAL TERMS

QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING
Chapter 4. Hellenistic Civilization and the Rise of Rome

The Changing Framework of Politics

The Hellenistic Monarchies

The Rise of Rome

The Nature of Government

The Tenor of Life

The Experiences of Women

Urban Life

Roman Values

Hellenistic Cultures

SLICE OF LIFE: Street Scene in Hellenistic Egypt

Theocritus, from Idylls

Drama and Literature

Philosophy and Religion

Cynicism

Skepticism

Epicureanism

Stoicism

Religion

Science and Technology

Architecture

ENCOUNTER: The Invention of Parchment and the Birth of the Secular Library

Sculpture

INTERPRETING ART: Hagesandros, Polydoros, and Athanadoros, The Laocoon Group

The Legacy of Hellenistic Civilization and the Rise of Rome

KEY CULTURAL TERMS

QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING
Chapter 5. Judaism and the Rise Christianity

Judaism

The People and Their Religion

Egypt, Exodus, and Moses

The Kingdom of Israel

The Babylonian Captivity and the Postexilic Period

The Hellenistic and Roman Periods

Societal and Family Relationships

The Bible

SLICE OF LIFE A Jewish Eyewitness to the Destruction of the Second Temple, Flavius Josephus, from History of the Jewish War (75-59 C.E.)

Early Jewish Art and Architecture

ENCOUNTER: Baal, a Rival to the Israelites' God

Christianity

The Life of Jesus Christ and the New Testament

Christians and Jews

Christianity and Greco-Roman Religions and Philosophies

Christians in the Roman Empire

Early Christian Literature

SLICE OF LIFE: A Christian Mother Faces Death from Roman Authorities, Vibia Perpetua, A Martyr in the Early Christian Church

The Legacy of Biblical Judaism and Early Christianity

KEY CULTURAL TERMS

QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING
Chapter 6. Roman Imperial Civilization and the Triumph of Christianity

The Augustan Principate

The Principate

The Pax Romana

ENCOUNTER: Roman Conquests and Romance Languages

The Crisis of the Third Century

The Reforms of Diocletian and Constantine

The Later Roman Empire in West and East

The End of the Western Empire

SLICE OF LIFE A Roman Delegate at a Barbarian Banquet, Priscus

The Eastern Empire

The Triumph of Christianity

The Growth of the Catholic Church

Christian Monasticism

Christianity and the Roman State

Roman Imperial Civilization

Secular Latin Literature

Philosophy

Science and Medicine

Law

From the Secular to the Spiritual: Christian Literature

The Fathers of the Church

Church History

Poetry

The Visual Arts

Architecture

Sculpture

INTERPRETING ART: The Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus

Painting and Mosaics

Music

The Legacy of Roman Imperial Civilization

KEY CULTURAL TERMS

QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING
Chapter 7. The Heirs of the Roman Empire: Byzantium and the West in the Early Middle Ages

The Byzantine World

The Birth of Byzantium: War and Government

The Birth of Byzantium: Culture and Religion

The early Medieval West

The World of Charlemagne

The Reign of Charlemagne

The Carolingian Renaissance

The Post-Carolingian World

ENCOUNTER: Globalization: The Silk Road

The Literary Arts in the Early Middle Ages

Byzantine Writers

The Latin West

SLICE OF LIFE: Marriage Diplomacy Nets a Diplomatic Insult

The Vernacular Achievement

The Visual Arts in the Early Middle Ages

Byzantine Art

Byzantine Architecture

Western Art

Western Architecture

Technology

Military Technology: Byzantine

Military Technology: Western European

Agriculture

MUSIC

The Legacy of the Early Middle Ages

KEY CULTURAL TERMS

QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING
Chapter 8. The World of Islam, 630-1517

Muhammad, The Prophet

Imperial Islam

The Post-Muhammad Years

The Umayyad Dynasty

The Abbasid Dynasty

The Fragmentation of the Caliphate

Islam as Religion

Medieval Islamic Culture

Medicine

Philosophy and History

Philosophy

History

Technology

Papermaking

Hydraulic

Mechanical Engineering

Literature

Poetry

Prose

Art and Architecture

ENCOUNTER: An International Community of Scholars

Architecture

Painting 0

SLICE OF LIFE: Fears of Assimilation in a Multicultural Society, Paul Albar

INTERPRETING ART: The Night Journey of Muhammad

Music

The Legacy of Medieval Islam

KEY CULTURAL TERMS

QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING
Chapter 9. The High Middle Ages: The Christian Centuries

Politics and Society

Lords and Vassals: Those Who Fight

Those Who Work: Peasants

The Rise of Towns (and the Rest of Those Who Work)

Medieval Government

The French Monarchy

The English Monarchy

The German Empire

The Papal Monarchy

Medieval Christianity and the Church

Christian Beliefs and Practices

ENCOUNTER: Pagan Vikings Versus Christian Europeans

Religious Orders and Lay Piety

The Crusades

The Age of Synthesis: Equilibrium between the Spiritual and the Secular

Theology and Learning

SLICE OF LIFE: When Love Knows No Boundaries,

Heloise, from a letter

The Development of Scholasticism

Peter Abelard

The Rise of the Universities

Intellectual Controversy and Thomas Aquinas

Science and Medicine

Science

Medicine

Literature

Courtly Writing

Dante

Architecture and Art

Romanesque Churches and Related Arts

Gothic

Churches and Related Arts

Music

Technology

The Legacy of the Christian Centuries

KEY CULTURAL TERMS

QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING
Chapter 10. The Late Middle Ages, 1300-1500

Hard Times Come to Europe

Ordeal by Plague, Famine, and War

The Secular Monarchies

The Papal Monarchy

Technology

The Rise of Industries

The Printing Press

The Cultural Flowering of the Late Middle Ages

Religion

Theology and Philosophy

The Via Antiqua Versus the Via Moderna

Duns Scotus and William of Ockham 0

SLICE OF LIFE: A Gossip Columnist of the Late Middle Ages, Henry Knighton, from his Chronicle

Science

Literature

Northern Italian Literature: Petrarch and Boccaccio
ENCOUNTER A New Look at the Spread of Byzantine Scholarship in the West

English Literature: Geoffrey Chaucer

French Literature: Christine de Pizan

Art and Architecture

Late Gothic Architecture

Late Gothic Sculpture

Late Gothic Painting and the Rise of New Trends

New Trends in Italy: Giotto

Flemish Painting: Jan van Eyck and hans Memling

INTERPRETING ART: Jan van Eyck, Arnolfini Wedding or Arnolfini Double Portrait

Music

The Legacy of the Late Middle Ages

KEY CULTURAL TERMS

QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING
Chapter 11. The Early Renaissance: Return to Classical Roots, 1400-1494

The Early Renaissance: Schools of Interpretation

Early Renaissance History and Institutions

Italian City-States during the Early Renaissance

Florence, the Center of the Renaissance

The Resurgent Papacy, 1450-1500

International Developments

The Spirit and Style of the Early Renaissance

SLICE OF LIFE: Battle of the Sexes, Fifteenth-Century Style, Laura Cereta, from a letter

Humanism, Scholarship, and Schooling

Thought and Philosophy

Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting

Artistic Ideals and Innovations

Architecture

Sculpture

Painting
ENCOUNTER The Influence of Islam on the European Renaissance

Music

The Legacy of the Early Renaissance

KEY CULTURAL TERMS

QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING
Chapter 12 . The High Renaissance and Early Mannerism, 1494-1564

The Rise of the Modern Sovereign State

The Struggle for Italy, 1494-1529

Economic Expansion and Social Developments

Demographics, Prosperity, and the Beginning of a Global World

Technology

Sailing

Warfare

Science and Medicine

From High Renaissance to Early Mannerism

Literature
ENCOUNTER Portuguese Exploration Sets the Stage for a New World 360

Castiglione

Machiavelli

Painting

Leonardo da Vinci

Michelangelo

INTERPRETING ART: Michelangelo, The Libyan Sibyl

Raphael

The Venetian School: Giorgione and Titian

The School of Parma: Parmigianino

Sculpture

SLICE OF LIFE: Artists and Their Critics: Michelangelo's Strategy, Giorgio Vasari, from Life of Michelangelo

Architecture

Music

Choral Music

Other Developments

The Legacy of the High Renaissance and Early Mannerism

KEY CULTURAL TERMS

QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING
Chapter 13. Northern Humanism, Northern Renaissance, Religious Reformations, and Late Mannerism, 1500-1603

Northern Humanism

The Northern Renaissance

Northern Renaissance Thought and Science

Jean Bodin

Andreas Vesalius

Northern Renaissance Literature

Michel de Montaigne

William Shakespeare

Northern Renaissance Painting

Albrecht Durer

Matthias Grunewald

Hieronymus Bosch

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The Breakup of Christendom: Causes of the Religious Reformations

The Protestant Order

Luther's Revolt

ENCOUNTER: Indigenous Peoples and New Spain

Luther's Beliefs

Social and Political Implications of Luther's Revolt

SLICE OF LIFE: The Conscience of Sixteenth-Century Christian Europe, Bartolome de las Casas from A ShortAccount of the Destruction of the Indies

The Reforms of John Calvin

The Reform of the English Church

The Counter-Reformation

The Revitalized Papacy

New Monastic Orders

The Council of Trent

Warfare as a Response to Religious Dissent, 1520-1603

Late Mannerism

Spanish Painting

Spanish Literature

Late Mannerist Painting in Italy: Tintoretto

Music in Late-Sixteenth-Century Italy and England

The Legacy of Northern Humanism, Northern Renaissance, Religious Reformations, and Late Mannerism

KEY CULTURAL TERMS

QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING
Chapter 14. The Baroque Age I: Glamour and Grandiosity, 1600-1715

Absolutism, Monarchy, and the Balance of Power

France: The Supreme Example of Absolutism

England: From Monarchy to Republic to Limited Monarchy

Warfare in the Baroque Period: Maintaining the Balance of Power

The Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648

The Wars of Louis XIV, 1665-1713

SLICE OF LIFE: Two Views of Power: Master (Louis XIV) and Servant (Duke of Saint-Simon)

Technology

Warfare Technology

Household Technology

The Baroque: Variations on an International Style

The Florid Baroque

Architecture

ENCOUNTER: Japan Closes Its Door, Nearly

Sculpture

Painting

The Classical Baroque

Architecture

Painting

The Restrained Baroque

Painting

Architecture

Literature

INTERPRETING ART: Christopher Wren, St. Paul's Cathedral

Baroque Literature in France

Baroque Literature in England

Music

Opera

Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi

The Legacy of the Baroque Age

KEY CULTURAL TERMS

QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING
Chapter 15. The Baroque Age II: Revolutions in Scientific and Political Thought, 1600-1715

Theories of the Universe before the Scientific Revolution

The Magical and the Practical in the Scientific Revolution

Astronomy and Physics: From Copernicus to Newton

Nicolas Copernicus

Johannes Kepler

Galileo Galilei

Isaac Newton

Medicine and Chemistry

Technology

The Impact of Science on Philosophy

Francis Bacon

Rene Descartes

Blaise Pascal

Ironies and Contradictions of the Scientific Revolution

The Revolution in Political Philosophy

Natural Law and Divine Right: Grotius and Bossuet

Absolutism and Liberalism: Hobbes and Locke

SLICE OF LIFE: Innocent or Guilty? A Seventeenth-Century Witch Trial, Suzanne Gaudry: Trial Court Records, June, 1652

European Exploration and Expansion

Responses to the Revolutions in Thought

The Spread of Ideas

ENCOUNTER: The Sinews of Trade

Impact on the Arts

The Legacy of the Revolutions in Scientific and Political Thought

KEY CULTURAL TERMS

QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING
Chapter 16. The Age of Reason, 1700-1789

The Enlightenment

The Philosophes and Their Program

Religion

Deism

Popular Religion

The Encyclopedie

The Physiocrats

The Great Powers During the Age of Reason

Society: Continuity and Change Absolutism, Limited Monarchy, and Enlightened Despotism

France: The Successors to the Sun King

Great Britain and the Hanoverian Kings

Enlightened Despotism in Central and Eastern Europe

Cultural Trends in the Eighteenth Century: From Rococo to Neoclassical

The Rococo Style in the Arts

Rococo Painting

Rococo Interiors

The English Response

The Challenge of Neoclassicism

Neoclassical Painting

INTERPRETING ART: Jacques-Louis David, The Oath of the Horatii

ENCOUNTER: Chinoiserie: Fantasy of the East

The Print

Neoclassical Architecture

Philosophy

Political Philosophy

David Hume

Literature

French Writers: The Development of New Forms

Neoclassicism in English Literature

The Rise of the Novel

Music

SLICE OF LIFE: "How to Manipulate the System: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu," Letter, March 25, 1744

The Legacy of the Age of Reason

KEY CULTURAL TERMS

QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING
Chapter 17. Revolution, Reaction, and Cultural Response, 1760-1830

The Industrial Revolution

Industrialization in England

Classical Economics: The Rationale for Industrialization

SLICE OF LIFE: Life Inside a "Satanic Mill" in 1815: Elizabeth Bentley, Report of Parliamentary Committee on the Bill to Regulate the Labour of Children in Mills and Factories, 1832

Political Revolutions, 1760-1815

The American Revolution

The French Revolution

Technology

Changes in Military Weaponry

Composition of Armies

Changes to Naval Warfare

Reaction, 1815-1830 519

ENCOUNTER: Slavery and the French Revolution

Revolutions in Art and Ideas: From Neoclassicism and Romanticism

Neoclassicism in Literature after 1789

Neoclassical Painting and Architecture after 1789

Romanticism: Its Spirit and Expression

The Romantic Movement in Literature

Romantic Painting

England

Germany

Spain

France

Science and Philosophy

Science

Philosophy

The Birth of Romantic Music

The Legacy of the Age of Revolution and Reaction

KEY CULTURAL TERMS

QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING
Chapter 18. The Triumph of the Bourgeoisie, 1830-1871

The Political and Economic Scene: Liberalism and Nationalism

The Revolutions of 1830 and 1848

European Affairs in the Grip of Realpolitik

Limited Reform in France and Great Britain

Wars and Unification in Central Europe

Civil War in the United States

Industrialism, Technology, and Warfare

Industrialism: The Shrinking Globe

New Technologies

The Spread of Industrialism

Symbols of the Bourgeois Age: The Crystal Palace and the Suez Canal

Nineteenth-Century Thought: Philosophy, Religion, and Science

Liberalism Redefined

Socialism

ENCOUNTER: The Tragedy of the Cherokee Nation

Religion and the Challenge of Science

Cultural Trends: From Romanticism to Realism

Literature

SLICE OF LIFE: Observing Human Behavior: The Classes and the Masses, Charlotte Bronte, The First World's Fair, 1851; Hippolyte Taine, A Day at the Races, 28 May 1861

The Height of French Romanticism

Romanticism in the English Novel

INTERPRETING ART: Edouard Manet, A Bar at the Folies-Bergere

Romanticism in American Literature

Realism in French and English Novels

The Russian Realists

Realism among African American Writers

Art and Architecture

Neoclassicism and Romanticism after 1830

The Rise of Realism in Art

Photography

Music

The Legacy of the Bourgeois Age

KEY CULTURAL TERMS

QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING
Chapter 19. The Age of Early Modernism, 1871-1914

Europe's Rise to World Leadership

The Second Industrial Revolution, New Technologies, and the Making of Modern Life

Response to Industrialism: Politics and Crisis

Domestic Policies in the Heavily Industrialized West

SLICE OF LIFE Winning the Right to Vote: Lady Constance Lytton, Notes from a diary

Domestic Policies in Central, Southern, and Eastern Europe

Imperialism and International Relations

The Scramble for Colonies

The Outbreak of World War I

Early Modernism

Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion

Nietzsche

Freud and Jung

Religious Developments

Literature

Naturalistic Literature

Decadence in Literature

Expressionist Literature

The Advance of Science

The Modernist Revolution in Art

Impressionism

Post-Impressionism
ENCOUNTER The French Impressionists Meet Ukiyo-e Art

Fauvism, Cubism, and Expressionism

New Directions in Sculpture and Architecture

Music: From Impressionism to Jazz

The Legacy of Early Modernism

KEY CULTURAL TERMS

QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING
Chapter 20. The Age of the Masses and the Zenith of Modernism: 1914-1945

The Collapse of Old Certainties and the Search for New Values

World War I and Its Aftermath

The Great Depression of the 1930s

ENCOUNTER: Civil Disobedience and the Campaign for Indian Independence

The Rise of Totalitarianism

Russian Communism

European Fascism

World War II: Origins and Outcome

The Zenith of Modernism

Mass Culture, Technology, and Warfare Mass Culture and New Technologies

Warfare

Experimentation in Literature

The Novel

Poetry

Drama

Philosophy, Science, and Medicine

Philosophy

Science

Medicine

SLICE OF LIFE: The Face of Evil: A Nazi Death Camp, Elie Wiesel, from Night

Art, Architecture, Photography, and Film

Painting

INTERPRETING ART: Piet Mondrian, Composition with Blue and Yellow

Architecture

Photography

Film

Music: Atonality, Neoclassicism, and an American Idiom

The Legacy of the Age of the Masses and High Modernism

KEY CULTURAL TERMS

QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING
Chapter 21. The Age of Anxiety and Late Modernism, 1945-1970

Transformations in the Postwar World

The Era of the Superpowers, 1945-1970

Postwar Recovery and the New World Order

The Cold War

Emergence of the Third World

Mass Culture

The End of Modernism

Philosophy and Religion

Political and Social Movements

Science and Technology

Medicine

SLICE OF LIFE: Humans in Space: "One Giant Leap for Mankind," Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin, astronauts, voice transmittal from the Moon

The Literature of Late Modernism: Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

Fiction

Poetry

Drama

Late Modernism and the Arts

Painting

Sculpture

Architecture

Happenings

Late Modern Music

ENCOUNTER: The Globalization of Popular Music

Film

The Legacy of the Age of Anxiety and Late Modernism

KEY CULTURAL TERMS

QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING
Chapter 22. The Contemporary World: Globalization, Terror, and Post-Modernism, 1970-

Toward a New Global Order, 1970-2001

Economic, National, and International Developments

The Fall of Communism

The Post-Cold War World

The Age of Terror, 2001-

The Birth of Post-Modernism

Medicine, Science, and Technology

Medicine

Science

Technology

Philosophy and Religion

Philosophy

Religion and Religious Thought

The Literature of Post-Modernism

Fiction

ENCOUNTER: Continental Drift: Demography and Migration

Poetry

Drama

Post-Modernism and the Arts

Painting

INTERPRETING ART: Anselm Kiefer, Osiris and Isis

Sculpture

Installation Art

Environmental Art

Video Art

Architecture

Film

Post-Modern Music

Performance Art

Mass Culture

Summing Up

SLICE OF LIFE "How Did We Get Here? Where Are We Going?" Amin Maalouf, from Origins

The Legacy of the Contemporary World

KEY CULTURAL TERMS

QUESTIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING


GLOSSARY

CREDITS

INDEX
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