The Western humanities

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Mayfield Pub., 1995 - Education - 648 pages
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Chronologically organized, The Western Humanities presents the cultural achievements of western civilizationó art, music, history, literature, theater, film and the other artsó within their historical context. By examining the historical and material conditions that influenced the form and content of the arts and literature, the authors provide students a deeper understanding of the meaning of cultural works and a broader basis for appreciating the humanities. Hundreds of illustrations appear throughout the text, "Slices of Life" boxes bring to life the events of the day, and brief sections at the end of each chapter describe the cultural legacy of the era discussed.

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A history of the development of Western thought and culture through it's arts, philosophy, sciences, and politics. It begins with the Renaissance and carries through to the early 21st century. A great ... Read full review

Contents

PREHISTORY AND EARLY CULTURES
2
MINOAN CIVILIZATION
31
HEIRS TO THE MESOPOTAMIAN AND THE LEGACY OF ARCHAIC GREEK
50
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