The Humanistic Tradition Volume 2: The Early Modern World to the Present 13 - 17 9781259351686
The Humanistic Tradition Volume 2: The Early Modern World to the Present

The Humanistic Tradition Volume 2: The Early Modern World to the Present

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Grade Levels: 13 - 17
MHID: 1259351688 |  ISBN 13: 9781259351686

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No two humanities courses are the same. That is why Gloria Fiero personally selected more than 150 additional readings, which may be easily added to The Humanistic Tradition in McGraw-Hill Create®. Marginal icons appear throughout the 7th edition to indicate the relevant additional readings.

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The 7th Edition of The Humanistic Tradition includes a new chapter feature, Looking Into, providing diagrammatic analysis of key works, such as Neolithic Stone Circles (including the latest archeological discoveries in Southeast Turkey), the Parthenon, the sonnets of Petrarch and Donne, Shiva: Lord of the Dance, Jan van Eyck's Arnolfini Double Portrait, and Judy Chicago's Dinner Party

The 7th Edition of The Humanistic Tradition places further emphasis on critical thinking by expanding upon two popular features: Exploring Issues and Making Connections. To Exploring Issues, the debate over the origins of India's Vedic culture (chapter 3) was added. To Making Connections, Fiero offers a novel illustration of the contemporary affection for Chinese landscape painting (chapter 14).

Additions to the 7th Edition art program include the Nebra Sky Disk, Hellenistic mosaics, Delacroix's Women of Algiers, Oceania's art of tattoo, Japan's Amida Buddha, Charles Willson Peale's Portrait of Yarrow Mamout (the earliest known portrait of a Muslim in America), Ai Wei Wei's Forever Bicycle, Ernesto Neto's Anthropodina, and Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center. Chapters 37 and 38, which treat the Information Age and Globalism, have been updated to present a cogent overview of contemporary issues, including terrorism, ecological concerns, ethnic conflict, and the digital arts.

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To assist students in achieving global cultural literacy, The Humanistic Traditio is manageable in size without sacrificing coverage. Its organizational framework adheres to a chronological structure, while retaining a topical approach to studying the arts and ideas by way of clearly defined themes, movements, and styles that dominate the time periods.

To stimulate critical thinking and classroom discussion, the Exploring Issues feature focuses on controversial ideas and current debates, while Making Connections brings attention to contrasts and continuities between past and present.

New and revised content appears throughout the text, reinforcing Gloria Fiero's commitment to timely and relevant issues, while exposing students to the latest scholarship.

The Humanistic Tradition Volume 2: The Early Modern World to the Present

19 Protest and Reform: The Waning of the Old Order

Looking Ahead

The Temper of Reform

The Protestant Reformation

Northern Renaissance Art

Sixteenth-Century Literature


Looking Back

Book 4: Faith, Reason, and Power in the Early Modern World

20 The Catholic Reformation and the Baroque Style

Looking Ahead

The Catholic Reformation

Catholicism's Global Reach

Literature and the Catholic Reformation

The Visual Arts and the Catholic Reformation

The Baroque Style

Baroque Music

Looking Back

21 Absolute Power and the Aristocratic Style

Looking Ahead

The Aristocratic Style in Europe

Music and Dance at the Court of Louis XIV

Seventeenth-Century French Literature

Absolute Power and the Aristocratic Style Beyond Europe

Absolute Power and the Aristocratic Style in China

Absolute Power and the Aristocratic Style in Japan

Looking Back

22 The Baroque in the Protestant North

Looking Ahead

The Rise of the English Commonwealth

The King James Bible

English Literature of the Seventeenth Century

The London of Christopher Wren

Protestant Devotionalism in the Netherlands

The Music of the Protestant North

Looking Back

23 The Scientific Revolution and the New Learning

Looking Ahead

The Scientific Revolution

The New Learning

Newton's Scientific Synthesis

The Impact of the Scientific Revolution on Art

Baroque Instrumental Music

Looking Back

24 The Enlightenment: The Promise of Reason

Looking Ahead

Liberty and Political Theory

The Birth of Economic Theory

The Philosophes

The Crusade for Progress

Enlightenment Literature

Looking Back

25 The Limits of Reason

Looking Ahead

The Industrial Revolution

The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Satire: Weapon of the Enlightenment

Rousseau's Revolt against Reason

Kant's Mind/World Revolution

The Revolutions of the Late Eighteenth Century

Looking Back

26 Eighteenth-Century Art, Music, and Society

Looking Ahead

The Rococo Style

Eighteenth-Century Genre Painting

Eighteenth-Century Neoclassicism

Eighteenth-Century Western Music

Looking Back

Book 5: Romanticism, Realism, and the Nineteenth-Century World

27 The Romantic View of Nature

Looking Ahead

The Progress of Industrialization

Early Nineteenth-Century Thought

Nature and the Natural in European Literature

Nature and the Natural in Asian Literature

Romantic Landscape Painting

American Romanticism

Looking Back

28 The Romantic Hero

Looking Ahead

Nationalism and the Hero

The Promethean Hero

Goethe's Faust: The Quintessential Romantic Hero

Romantic Love and Romantic Stereotypes

Looking Back

29 The Romantic Style in Art and Music

Looking Ahead

Heroic Themes in Art

Trends in Mid Nineteenth-Century Architecture

The Romantic Style in Music

The Romantic Ballet

Romantic Opera

Looking Back

30 Industry, Empire, and the Realist Style

Looking Ahead

The Global Dominion of the West

Nineteenth-Century Social Theory

Realism in Literature

Realism in the Visual Arts

Late Nineteenth-Century Architecture

Realism in Music

Looking Back

31 The Move Toward Modernism

Looking Ahead

Late Nineteenth-Century Thought

Poetry in the Late Nineteenth Century: The Symbolists

Music in the Late Ninteenth Century: Debussy

Painting in the Late Ninteenth Century

Art Nouveau

Literature in the Late Nineteenth Century

The Arts of Africa and Oceania


Looking Back

Book 6: Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Global Perspective

32 The Modernist Assault

Looking Ahead

The New Physics

Early Twentieth-Century Poetry

Early Twentieth-Century Art

Early Twentieth-Century Architecture

Early Twentieth-Century Music

The Beginnings of Modern Dance

Looking Back

33 The Freudian Revolution

Looking Ahead


The New Psychology and Literature

The New Psychology and the Visual Arts

The New Psychology and Music

Looking Back

34 Total War, Totalitarianism, and the Arts

Looking Ahead

Total Wars

World War I Literature

World War I Art

The Russian Revolution

The Great Depression and the American Scene

Totalitarianism and World War II

The Visual Arts in the War Era

Music in the War Era

The Communist Revolution in China

Looking Back

35 The Quest for Meaning

Looking Ahead

The Cold War


Literature at Mid-Century

The Visual Arts at Mid-Century

Sculpture at Mid-Century

Film at Mid-Century

Architecture at Mid-Century

Music and Dance at Mid-Century

Looking Back

36 Identity and Liberation

Looking Ahead

Anticolonialism and Liberation

The Quest for Racial Equality

The Quest for Gender Equality

Looking Back

37 The Information Age

Looking Ahead

The Information Explosion

New Directions in Science and Philosophy

Literature in the Information Age

The Visual Arts in the Information Age

Architecture in the Information Age

Music in the Information Age

Dance in the Information Age

Looking Back

38 Globalism: The Contemporary World

Looking Ahead

The Global Perspective

The Global Ecosystem

Globalism and Ethnic Identity

The Challenge of Globalism

The Arts in the Global Village

Looking Back

About the Author

Gloria Fiero

Gloria Konig Fiero was born and raised in New York City. She earned her Masters degree in Art History at the University of California, Berkeley, and her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Humanities at the Florida State University. She has taught Humanities, World History, and Art History for more than twenty-five years. She has written and lectured extensively on medieval and renaissance topics and on the arts of both East and West as they reflect the human condition. She currently divides her time between New Orleans, Louisiana, and New York City.