The Humanistic Tradition Volume 1: Prehistory to the Early Modern World

Author: Gloria Fiero

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 125935167X


Page: 544

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Understanding that a global humanities course is taught in varying ways, Gloria Fiero redefines the discipline for greater flexibility with the 7th Edition of The Humanistic Tradition. Enhanced by McGraw-Hill Education’s LearnSmart® and SmartBook®, Fiero delivers a learning experience tailored to the needs of each institution, instructor, and student. With the ability to incorporate new extended readings, streaming music, and artwork, The Humanistic Tradition renews the understanding of the relationship between world cultures and humankind’s creative legacy.

The Humanistic Tradition Volume I: Prehistory to the Early Modern World

Author: Gloria Fiero

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780077346270

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 2455


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.

The Humanistic Tradition

Prehistory to the Early Modern World

Author: Gloria K. Fiero

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780072910124

Category: History

Page: 498

View: 1848


[This book] features a flexible, topical approach that helps students understand humankind's creative legacy as a continuum rather than as a series of isolated events.... [It] explores the political, economic, and social contexts of human culture, providing a global and multicultural perspective that helps students better understand the relationship between the West and other world cultures. -Back cover.

Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States

Author: George Thomas Kurian,Mark A. Lamport

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442244321

Category: Religion

Page: 2864

View: 2169


From the Founding Fathers through the present, Christianity has exercised powerful influence in America—from its role in shaping politics and social institutions to its hand in art and culture. The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States outlines the myriad roles Christianity has played and continues to play. This masterful multi-volume reference includes biographies of major figures in the Christian church in the United States, documents and Supreme Court decisions, and information on theology and theologians, denominations, faith-based organizations, immigration, art—from decorative arts and film to music and literature—evangelism and crusades, women’s issues, racial issues, civil religion, and more.

Posthumanism in the Age of Humanism

Mind, Matter, and the Life Sciences after Kant

Author: Edgar Landgraf,Gabriel Trop,Leif Weatherby

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501335693

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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The literary and scientific renaissance that struck Germany around 1800 is usually taken to be the cradle of contemporary humanism. Posthumanism in the Age of Humanism shows how figures like Immanuel Kant and Johann Wolfgang Goethe as well as scientists specializing in the emerging modern life and cognitive sciences not only established but also transgressed the boundaries of the “human.” This period so broadly painted as humanist by proponents and detractors alike also grappled with ways of challenging some of humanism's most cherished assumptions: the dualisms, for example, between freedom and nature, science and art, matter and spirit, mind and body, and thereby also between the human and the nonhuman. Posthumanism is older than we think, and the so-called “humanists” of the late Enlightenment have much to offer our contemporary re-thinking of the human.


Extraction in the Humanist Anthropocene

Author: Phillip John Usher

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823284239

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 9974


Exterranean concerns the extraction of stuff from the Earth, a process in which matter goes from being sub- to exterranean. By opening up a rich archive of nonmodern texts and images from across Europe, this work offers a bracing riposte to several critical trends in ecological thought. By shifting emphasis from emission to extraction, Usher reorients our perspective away from Earthrise-like globes and shows what is gained by opening the planet to depths within. The book thus maps the material and immaterial connections between the Earth from which we extract, the human and nonhuman agents of extraction, and the extracted matter with which we live daily. Eschewing the self-congratulatory claims of posthumanism, Usher instead elaborates a productive tension between the materially-situated homo of nonmodern humanism and the abstract and aggregated anthropos of the Anthropocene. In dialogue with Michel Serres, Bruno Latour, and other interdisciplinary work in the environmental humanities, Usher shows what premodern material can offer to contemporary theory. Examining textual and visual culture alike, Usher explores works by Ronsard, Montaigne, and Rabelais, early scientific works by Paracelsus and others, as well as objects, engravings, buildings, and the Salt Mines of Wieliczka. Both historicist and speculative in approach, Exterranean lays the groundwork for a comparative ecocriticism that reaches across and untranslates theoretical affordances between periods and languages.

The Rites Controversies in the Early Modern World

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004366296

Category: Religion

Page: 428

View: 9954


The Rites Controversies in the Early Modern World is a collection of articles focusing on debates concerning the nature of “rites” raging in intellectual circles of Europe, Asia and America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.