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The humanistic tradition

Author: Gloria K Fiero
Publisher: Boston : McGraw Hill, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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"The Humanistic Tradition features a flexible, topical approach that helps students understand humankind's creative legacy as a continuum rather than as a series of isolated events. This widely acclaimed interdisciplinary survey offers a global perspective, countless illustrations, and more than 150 literary sources. Available in multiple formats, The Humanistic Tradition explores the political, economic, and social  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gloria K Fiero
ISBN: 0072910127 9780072910124 0072910143 9780072910148 0073252255 9780073252254 0072910143 9780072910148 0073136433 9780073136431 0072910119 9780072910117 0072910100 9780072910100 9780072910209 0072910208 0072910232 9780072910230 0072910070 9780072910070 0072910097 9780072910094 0071116958 9780071116954 0071116966 9780071116961 0071116974 9780071116978 0071116982 9780071116985
OCLC Number: 61253992
Description: 6 volumes : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: v. 1. Prehistory to the modern world --
v. 2. The early modern world to the present --
bk. 3. The European Renaissance, the Reformation and global encounter --
bk. 4. Faith, reason, and power in the early modern world --
bk. 5. Romanticism, realism, and the nineteenth-century world --
bk. 6. Modernism, globalism, and the information age. Summary of the Renaissance and the Reformation --
Classical humanism --
Renaissance artists --
Protest and reform --
pt. I. The Age of the Baroque style --
20. The Catholic Reformation and the Baroque style --
Reading : Spiritual Exercises (1548) / Loyola --
Catholicism's global reach --
Literature and the Catholic Reformation --
Reading : Visions (1611) / St Teresa --
Reading : The Flaming Heart (1652) / Crashaw --
The visual arts and the Catholic Reformation --
Mannerist painting --
Baroque painting in Italy --
Baroque sculpture in Italy --
Baroque architecture in Italy --
Baroque music --
The genius of Gabrieli --
Monteverdi and the birth of opera --
21. Absolute power and the Aristocratic style --
The Aristocratic style in France --
Louis XIV and French absolutism --
Versailles : symbol of royal absolutism --
Louis as patron of the Arts --
Poussin and the Academic style in painting --
The Aristocratic portrait --
The Aristocratic style in Europe --
Veláquez, Rubens and van Dyck --
Music and dance at t he Court of Louis XIV --
Seventeenth-Century French literature --
Reading : Maxims (1664) / La Rochefoucauld --
Reading : Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (1670) / Molière --
Absolute power and the Aristocratic style beyond Europe --
Absolute power and the Aristocratic style in India --
The patronage of Jahangir and Shah Jahan --
The decline of the Islamic empires --
Absolute power and the Aristocratic style in China --
The Forbidden City --
Imperial patronage of the Arts --
Chines literature and Theater Arts --
Absolute power and the Aristocratic style in Japan --
The way of Tea and Zen --
22. The Baroque in the Protestant North --
The rise of the English Commonwealth --
The King James Bible --
Reading : The Twenty-Third Psalm --
English literature of the Seventeenth Century --
John Donne --
Reading : Meditation 17 (1623) / John Donne --
Reading Holy Sonnets (1610) / John Donne --
The genius of John Milton --
Reading Paradise Lost (1667) / John Milton --
The London of Christopher Wren --
Rembrandt and Protestant devotionalism --
The music of the Protestant North --
Handel and the English Oratorio --
Bach and religious music --
23. The Scientific Revolution and the new learning --
Kepler and Galileo --
Bacon and the empirical method --
Reading : Novum Organum (1620) / Bacon --
Reading : Of Studies from Essays (1625) / Bacon --
Descartes and the birth of modern philosophy --
Reading : Discourse on Method (part IV) (1637) / Descartes --
Religion and the new learning --
Spinoza and Pascal --
Locke and the culmination of the empirical tradition --
Reading : Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690) / Locke --
Newton's scientific synthesis --
The impact of the Scientific Revolution on Art --
Northern Baroque painting --
Vermeer and Dutch painting --
Dutch portraiture --
Baroque instrumental music. pt. II. The Age of Enlightenment --
24. The promise of reason --
The political theories of Hobbes and Locke --
Reading : Leviathan (1651) / Hobbes --
Locke's government of the people --
Reading : Of Civil Government (1690) / Locke --
The influence of Locke on Montesquieu and Jefferson --
Reading : Declaration of Independence / Jefferson --
Adam Smith and the birth of economic theory --
Reading : An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776) / Adam Smith --
The philosophes --
Diderot and the Encyclopédie (1751-1771) --
The encyclopedic cast of mind --
The crusade for progress --
Reading : Sketch for a Historical Picture of the Progress of the Human Mind (1793) / Condorcet --
Enlightenment and the rights of women --
Reading : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) / Wollstonecraft --
The journalistic essay and the birth of the modern novel --
Pope : poet of the Age of Reason --
Reading : Essay on Man (1773-1774) / Alexander Pope --
25. The limits of reason --
The transatlantic slave trade --
Reading : Travels (1789) / Equiano --
Reading : "On Being Brought from Africa to America" (1772) / Wheatley --
Satire : weapon of enlightenment --
The satires of Jonathan Swift --
Reading : A Modest Proposal (1729) / Jonathan Swift --
Candide, or Optimism (1759) / Voltaire --
Satire in Chines literature --
Reading : Flowers in the Mirror (1828) / Li Ruzhen --
The visual satires of William Hogarth --
Rousseau's revolt against reason --
Reading : Discourse on the Origin of Inequality among Men (1755) / Rousseau --
Kant's mind/world revolution --
The revolutions of the late Eighteenth Century --
26. Eighteenth-Century art, music, and society --
The Rococo style --
Rococo painting in France --
Rococo sculpture --
Eighteenth-Century French Genre painting --
Eighteenth-Century Neoclassicism --
Neoclassical architecture --
Neoclassicism in America --
Neoclassical sculpture --
Neoclassical painting and politics : the art of David --
Ingres and Academic Neoclassicism --
Kauffman and Academic Neoclassicism --
Neoclassicism under Napoleon --
Eighteenth-Century Western music --
Rococo music --
Classical music --
The birth of the symphony orchestra --
Classical instrumental compositions --
The development of the Classical style : Haydn --
The genius of Mozart --
Beethoven : the early years --
Maps : [1.] Empires in the late Sixteenth and early Seventeenth Centuries --
[2.] The Intellectual Revolution of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in Western Europe.
Responsibility: Gloria K. Fiero.

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"The Humanistic Tradition features a flexible, topical approach that helps students understand humankind's creative legacy as a continuum rather than as a series of isolated events. This widely acclaimed interdisciplinary survey offers a global perspective, countless illustrations, and more than 150 literary sources. Available in multiple formats, The Humanistic Tradition explores the political, economic, and social contexts of human culture, providing a global and multicultural perspective which helps students better understand the relationship between the West and other world cultures". --Publisher.

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