ISBN-10:
0072910127
ISBN-13:
2900072910123
Pub. Date:
12/23/2005
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Humanistic Tradition: Prehistory to the Early Modern World / Edition 5

Humanistic Tradition: Prehistory to the Early Modern World / Edition 5

by Gloria Fiero

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ISBN-13: 2900072910123
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/23/2005
Edition description: 5TH
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents


Vol. 1: Prehistory to the Early Modern World

Book 1: The First Civilizations and the Classical Legacy

Introduction: Prehistory and the Birth of Civilization

Part 1: The First Civilizations

1 Egypt: Gods, Rulers, and the Social Order

2 Mesopotamia: Gods, Rulers, and the Social Order

3 India and China: Gods, Rulers, and the Social Order

Part 2: The Classical Legacy

4 Greece: Humanism and the Speculative Leap

5 The Classical Style

6 Rome: The Rise to Empire

7 China: The Rise to Empire

Book 2: Medieval Europe and the World Beyond

Part 1: The Shaping of the Middle Ages

8 A Flowering of Faith: Christianity and Buddhism

9 The Language of Faith: Symbolism and the Arts

10 The Islamic World: Religion and Culture

Part 2: The Medieval West

11 Patterns of Medieval Life

12 Christianity and the Medieval Mind

13 The Medieval Synthesis in the Arts

Part 3: The World Beyond the West

14 Asian Civilizations: The Artistic Record

Book 3: The European Renaissance, the Reformation, and Global Encounter

Part 1: The Age of the Renaissance

15 Adversity and Challenge: The Fourteenth-Century Transition

16 Classical Humanism in the Age of the Renaissance

17 Renaissance Artists: Disciples of Nature, Masters of Invention

Part 2: A Brave New World

18 Africa, the Americas, and Cross-Cultural Encounter

19 Protest and Reform: The Waning of the Old Order

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