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The Humanistic Tradition, Volume 1, with Connect Plus Humanities Access Card Vol. 1

© 2011
by Gloria Fiero

6th Edition Active, In-Print 576 Pages Softcover
9780077440091 0077440099

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.

Book 1: The First Civilizations and the Classical Legacy

Introduction: Prehistory and the Birth of Civilization

Prehistory The Birth of Civilization

1 Mesopotamia: Gods, Rulers, and the Social Order

Looking Ahead The Land between the Two Rivers The Gods of Mesopotamia The Rulers of Mesopotamia The Social Order The Arts in Mesopotamia The Iron Age The Hebrews Empires of the Iron Age Looking Back

2 Africa: Gods, Rulers, and the Social Order

Looking Ahead Africa: Ancient Egypt The Gods of Ancient Egypt The Rulers of Ancient Egypt The Social Order The Arts in Ancient Egypt Africa: The Sudan Looking Back

3 India, China, and the Americas

Looking Ahead Ancient India Ancient China The Americas Looking Back

4 Greece: Humanism and the Speculative Leap

Looking Ahead Bronze Age Civilizations of the Aegean The Heroic Age The Greek City-State and the Persian Wars Athens and the Greek Golden Age The Individual and the Community Greek Philosophy: The Speculative Leap Humanist Philosophy Looking Back

5 The Classical Style

Looking Ahead The Classical Style The Evolution of the Classical Style The Classical Style in Poetry The Classical Style in Music and Dance The Diffusion of the Classical Style: The Hellenistic Age Looking Back

6 Rome: The Rise to Empire

Looking Ahead The Roman Rise to Empire The Roman Contribution to Literature The Arts of the Roman Empire The Fall of Rome Looking Back

7 China: The Rise to Empire

Looking Ahead Confucius and the Classics The Chinese Rise to Empire The Literary Contributions of Imperial China The Visual Arts and Music Looking Back

Book Two: Medieval Europe and the World Beyond

8 A Flowering of Faith: Christianity and Buddhism Looking Ahead The Background to Christianity The Rise of Christianity The Teachings of Paul The Spread of Christianity The Rise of Buddhism The Spread of Buddhism Looking Back

9 The Language of Faith: Symbolism and the Arts Looking Ahead The Christian Identity The Buddhist Identity Looking Back

10 The Islamic World: Religion and Culture Looking Ahead The Religion of Islam The Spread of Islam Islamic Culture Looking Back

11 Patterns of Medieval Life Looking Ahead The Germanic Tribes Charlemagne and the Carolingian Renaissance Early Medieval Culture High Medieval Culture Looking Back

12 Christianity and the Medieval Mind Looking Ahead The Christian Way of Life and Death The Medieval Church Looking Back

13 The Medieval Synthesis in the Arts Looking Ahead The Romanesque Church The Gothic Cathedral Medieval Painting Medieval Music Looking Back

14 The World Beyond the West: India, China, and Japan Looking Ahead India China Japan Looking Back

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

15 Adversity and Challenge: The Fourteenth-Century Transition

Looking Ahead Europe in Transition Literature in Transition Art and Music in Transition Looking Back

16 Classical Humanism in the Age of the Renaissance

Looking Ahead Italy: Birthplace of the Renaissance Classical Humanism Renaissance Women Machiavelli Looking Back

17 Renaissance Artists: Disciples of Nature, Masters of Invention

Looking Ahead Renaissance Art and Patronage The Early Renaissance The High Renaissance The Music of the Renaissance Looking Back

18 Cross-Cultural Encounters: Asia, Africa, and the Americas

Looking Ahead Global Travel and Trade The African Cultural Heritage The Arts of Africa Cross-Cultural Encounter The Americas Early Empires in the Americas Cross-Cultural Encounter Looking Back

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
New to this Edition

Exploring Issues features focuses on controversial ideas and current debates, such as the battle over antiquities, the role of the non-canonical Christian gospels, the use of optical devices in Renaissance art, the dating of African wood sculptures, and creationism versus evolution. Making Connections features brings attention to contrasts and continuities between past and present ideas, values, and styles. Examples include Feudalism East and West, Classical antiquities as models for Renaissance artists, and African culture as inspiration for African-American artists. Expanded pedagogy facilitates learning and understanding. Before We Begin precedes the Introduction with a useful guide to understanding and studying humanities. Looking Ahead features offer a brief, preliminary overview that introduces students to the main theme of the chapter; Looking Back closes each chapter with summary study points that encourage students to review key ideas; iconographic "keys" with selected artworks offer additional insight into the meaning of images; extended captions to illustrations throughout the text provide additional information about artworks and artists; and chronology boxes in each chapter place the arts and ideas in historical context. Organizational improvements ensure that content adheres more closely to a chronological structure, while still retaining the text's topical approach to studying the arts and ideas by way of clearly defined themes, movements, and styles that dominate the time periods. New and revised content appears throughout the text, including revised coverage of the early Americas; new content on archeological discoveries in ancient Peru; a segment on the role of the West in the Islamic Middle East; a discussion of China's global ascendance; and coverage of recent developments in digital technology, environmentalism, and global terrorism. Additions to the primary source and visual programs include works from such notable writers as William Blake, Jorge Luis Borges, Seamus Heaney, and John Ashbery, and artists Benozzo Gozzoli, Buckminster Fuller, Kara Walker, Jeff Wall, Damien Hirst, El Anatsui, and Norman Foster. Connect Humanities, a new web-based assignment and assessment platform, gives students the means to better connect with their coursework, with their instructors, and with the important concepts that they will need to know for success in the Introduction to Humanities course. Connect makes the learning process more efficient and more focused through the use of assignable content, which is text-specific and mapped to learning objectives. Instructors can deliver assignments easily online, and save time through an intuitive and easy to use interface and through modifiable pre-built assignments. Connect Plus Humanities includes all of this and an ebook of the text. Connect also provides instructors with a way to browse with ease and search for images and to download them for use in class presentations. An updated Online Learning Center offers a wealth of additional teaching and learning resources. Student material includes an audio pronunciation guide, a timeline, research and writing tools, links to select readings, and suggested readings and Web sites. Instructor material includes discussion and lecture suggestions, music listening guides, key themes and topics, and study questions for student discussion and review, and written assignments. To purchase an electronic eBook version of this text, visit www.CourseSmart.com (ISBN 0-07-739050-4).

Retained Features

Careful chronological organization with a topical focus: Beginning with the earliest evidence of human culture, The Humanistic Tradition describes the evolution of artistic expression, organized around clearly defined ideas and themes. Topics include "The Classical Style" (Chapter 5), "The Islamic World" (Chapter 10), "The Medieval Synthesis in the Arts" (Chapter 13), "Absolute Power and the Aristocratic Style" (Chapter 21), "The Romantic Hero" (Chapter 28) and "The Quest for Meaning" (Chapter 35). This unique focus offers students a context for the understanding and appreciation of humankind's creative legacy. A Global Perspective draws connections between Western culture and the cultures of Africa, China, Japan, and India; giving students an appreciation of the ways in which the world's societies have mirrored, interacted with, and inspired each other. Primary Sources: From Homer to Heaney, from The Egyptian Book of the Dead to Waiting for Godot, over 150 literary sources illustrate key themes and introduce students to voices from the past. Study Questions, designed to provoke class discussion or written assignments, follow each primary source reading. A lush program of over 800 full-color illustrations drawn from art, architecture, and maps presents landmark works from Western and non-Western cultures. Flexible: Given the diversity of approaches to Humanities courses, The Humanistic Tradition has been designed to integrate easily with any course format, duration, or style of teaching. The two-volume format serves the needs of the standard full-year, two-semester humanities curriculum, while the six stand-alone books let instructors tailor their selection of texts to meet the needs of a variety of interdisciplinary course models. Additionally, the individual books serve as excellent supplements to core texts in literature, art, philosophy, and history. Music Listening CDs, available free to adopting instructors or for optional student purchase, feature 120 minutes of music, a total of 49 musical selections discussed in the textbook, ranging from Gregorian chant to Louis Armstrong. In addition, the Instructor's Manual on the Online Learning Center now contains detailed guides to integrating the music in your class. Contact your McGraw-Hill rep for package discount information. Traditions: Humanities Readings through the Ages. Build you own reader using Primis Online's extensive database of readings drawn from a broad range of cultures, time periods, and disciplines. Visit www.primisonline.com/traditions.

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