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Landmarks in Humanities Second Edition
Gloria Fiero puts her expertise to work to provide college and university students with a single-volume survey of global culture in her textbook entitled Landmarks in Humanities, ISBN 9780073523965. Utilizing a chronological presentation, this book spotlights the most remarkable accomplishments of human creativity including works of art and architecture,...
Gloria Fiero puts her expertise to work to provide college and university students with a single-volume survey of global culture in her textbook entitled Landmarks in Humanities, ISBN 9780073523965. Utilizing a chronological presentation, this book spotlights the most remarkable accomplishments of human creativity including works of art and architecture, literature, philosophy, and music that have molded the culture of our globe. This text integrates a comprehensive yet easy-to-understand narrative to present users with thorough coverage of the various aspects of humanities. A myriad of useful text features are boasted in this book including chapter ending timelines, high-quality maps, boxed material examining primary sources and cross-cultural comparisons, as well as a phenomenal supplemental package that includes a variety of useful resources for both students and instructors. Gloria Fiero strategically and chronologically organizes the events and concepts of Landmarks in Humanities across 15 chapters. Chapter 1 begins with an exploration of 'Origins: The First Civilizations' followed by chapter 2 looking at 'Classicism: The Greek Legacy.' Chapter 3 presents coverage of events and themes surrounding 'Empire: The Power and Glory of Rome' while chapter 4 discusses 'Revelation: The Flowering of World Religions.' Chapter 5 investigates 'Synthesis: The Rise of the West' with chapter 6 examining 'Christendom: Europe in the Age of Faith.' 'Rebirth: The Age of the Renaissance' is the topic of choice in chapter 7 followed by 'Reform: The Northern Renaissance and the Reformation' in chapter 8 and 'Encounter: European Outreach and Expansion' discussed in chapter 9. The events surrounding 'Baroque: Piety and Extravagance' are presented in chapter 10 with chapter 11 devoted to 'Enlightenment: Science and the New Learning' and chapter 12 delving into 'Romanticism: Nature, Passion, and the Sublime.' Chapter 13 presents information on 'Materialism: The Industrial Era and the Urban Scene' with chapter 14 tackling 'Modernism: The Assault on Tradition.' The final pages of this book are concluded in chapter 15 with a look at 'Globalism: Information, Communication, and the Digital Revolution.'
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