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Landmarks in Humanities / Edition 4

Landmarks in Humanities / Edition 4

by Gloria K. Fiero


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781259544927
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 03/04/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 102,995
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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

Origins: The First CivilizationsPrehistoryThe Birth of CivilizationMesopotamiaAfrica: Ancient EgyptAfrica: Western SudanThe AmericasBeyond the West: Ancient IndiaBeyond the West: Ancient ChinaAfterwordKey TopicsThe First Civilizations Timeline2 Classicism: The Greek LegacyAncient Greek CivilizationAthens and the Golden AgeGreek PhilosophyBeyond the West: Chinese PhilosophyThe Classical StyleThe Hellenistic AgeAfterwordKey TopicsAncient Greece Timeline3 Empire: The Power and Glory of RomeThe Roman Rise to EmpireRoman LiteratureArt and EmpireBeyond the West: China’s Rise to EmpireAfterwordKey TopicsAncient Rome Timeline4 Revelation: The Flowering of World ReligionsJudaismChristianityThe Spread of ChristianityIslam The Expansion of IslamBeyond the West: BuddhismAfterwordKey TopicsWorld Religions Timeline5 Synthesis: The Rise of the WestThe Germanic TribesThe Age of CharlemagneBeyond the West: JapanFeudal SocietyFeudal-Age LiteratureEarly Medieval MusicBeyond the West: ChinaAfterwordKey TopicsEarly Middle Ages Timeline6 Christendom: Europe in the Age of FaithThe Medieval ChurchMedieval TownsThe Pilgrimage ChurchThe Gothic CathedralMedieval MusicBeyond the West: India and ChinaAfterwordKey TopicsHigh Middle Ages Timeline7 Rebirth: The Age of the RenaissanceTransition: Medieval to RenaissanceThe Arts in TransitionThe Italian RenaissanceRenaissance HumanismEarly Renaissance ArtHigh Renaissance ArtBeyond the West: The Glories of the Ottoman EmpireRenaissance MusicAfterwordKey TopicsRenaissance Timeline8 Reform: The Northern Renaissance and the ReformationRenaissance and ReformationSixteenth-Century LiteratureBeyond the West: Japanese TheaterNorthern ArtNorthern MusicAfterwordKey TopicsNorthern Renaissance Timeline9 Encounter: European Outreach and ExpansionGlobal Travel and TradeAfricaThe AmericasCross-Cultural EncounterAfterwordKey TopicsAfrica and the Americas Timeline10 Baroque: Piety and ExtravaganceThe Catholic ReformationThe Italian BaroqueThe Northern BaroqueThe Aristocratic BaroqueBeyond the West: Aristocratic LandmarksBaroque MusicAfterwordKey TopicsBaroque Timeline11 Enlightenment: Science and the New LearningThe Scientific RevolutionThe EnlightenmentLiterature and the EnlightenmentThe Visual Arts and the EnlightenmentMusic and the EnlightenmentBeyond the West: JapanAfterwordKey TopicsEnlightenment Timeline12 Romanticism: Nature, Passion, and the SublimeHeralds of RomanticismRomantic LiteratureAmerican RomanticismRomanticism in the Visual ArtsRomantic Music and DanceBeyond the West: Exploring AfricaAfterwordKey TopicsRomanticism Timeline13 Materialism: The Industrial Era and the Urban SceneThe Global Dominion of the WestLiterary RealismLate-Nineteenth-Century ArchitectureRealism in the Visual ArtsImpressionismPostimpressionismBeyond the West: The Lure of the Exotic: OceaniaLate-Nineteenth-Century SculptureLate-Nineteenth-Century MusicAfterwordKey TopicsMaterialism Timeline14 Modernism: The Assault on TraditionNew DirectionsWar and RevolutionBeyond the West: Mao's ChinaModern LiteratureModern ArtModern ArchitectureMusic and DanceAfterwordKey TopicsModernism Timeline15 Globalism: Information, Communication, and the Digital RevolutionPost-War ConvulsionsThe Quest for EqualityScience and PhilosophyThe Information ExplosionContemporary LiteratureArt and ArchitectureMusic and DanceInto the Twenty-First CenturyAfterwordKey TopicsGlobalism TimelineGlossaryFurther ReadingLiterary CreditsPicture CreditsIndex

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