The Western humanities
Chronologically organized, The Western Humanities presents the cultural achievements of western civilization— art, music, history, literature, 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 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 overview of the history of Western Civilization for anyone who wants to have a better understanding of how we moved from Rembrandt to Andy Warhol and from autocracy to democracy.
Review: The Western Humanities, Volume 1: Beginnings Through the RenaissanceUser Review - Andreas - Goodreads
This book is a rather poor overview of the Western humanities. The book contains so many errors that one wonders if the authors were in a rush to just throw something together. The fact that a book this bad has as many editions as it does is absolutely mind-boggling! Read full review
PREHISTORY AND EARLY CULTURES
HEIRS TO THE MESOPOTAMIAN AND THE LEGACY OF ARCHAIC GREEK
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