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Landmarks in Humanities is a single-volume survey of global culture designed to help students of humanities, cultural history, and history of the arts to understand and appreciate the relevance of historical works and ideas to their own daily lives. In chronological sequence, Landmarks guides students on a journey of the most notable monuments of the human imagination and the most prominent ideas and issues that have shaped the course and character of the world’s cultures from prehistory to the present. The landmarks that mark this journey are the great works of their place and time and, in some cases, of all time. The text reflects the author's extensive background in the study of Humanities, which has enabled her to craft a narrative that is at once brief and comprehensive, giving students a thorough understanding of the interrelatedness of various modes of expression—art and architecture, literature, philosophy, and music--without overwhelming them with detail. Each of the text's fifteen chapters is centered on a key idea related to the period being discussed, and contains a series of valuable pedagogical features including timelines, high-quality maps, and boxed material. Each chapter also takes a unique cultural or historical point of view, often through primary sources, the stylistic relationship between two or more images and ideas or between text and image, and contemporaneous non-Western cultural landmarks and cross-cultural influences. In this edition, each chapter opens with “A First Look” at a landmark work that illustrates the key idea of the chapter and acts as a cultural guidepost to that chapter’s overarching theme. This new feature explains the artwork’s significance as a landmark in its own time as well as in ours.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Gloria Fiero
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release Book : 2012-01-11
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This textbook presents a survey of global culture designed for students of humanities, cultural history, and history of the arts. In chronological sequence, it highlights the most notable monuments of the human imagination -- those works of art and architecture, literature, philosophy, and music that have been foremost in shaping the world's cultures. The author examines the development of human thought in Europe from the Classical period in Athens and Rome, through medieval France and England, along the Italian Renaissance, into Baroque Germany and Austria, and to the modern era. Each of the text's fifteen chapters is centered on a key idea related to the period being discussed and contains a series of valuable features including chapter ending timelines, maps, and boxed material examining primary sources and cross-cultural comparisons. In addition, a DVD-ROM accompanies the text, featuring a wealth of resources for both students and instructors.

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Genre Book : Civilization
Author Book : Gloria K. Fiero
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release Book : 2005-01
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Genre Book : Civilization
Author Book : Gloria K. Fiero
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Release Book : 2013
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All travelers appreciate a personal guide. For humanities students, LANDMARKS provides a chronological journey through the history of culture in one semester. Focusing on prominent landmarks from prehistory to the present, LANDMARKS introduces students to the creative endeavors of the human imagination and to the prominent ideas and issues that have shaped the course and character of the world’s cultures. The landmarks that mark this journey are the great works of their place and time; they have been transmitted from generation to generation as a living legacy. Understanding that a global humanities course is taught in varying ways, Gloria Fiero redefines the discipline for greater flexibility via a variety of personalized digital tools that meet and refine your teaching goals in less time. Enhanced by McGraw-Hill Education’s SmartBook 2.0, 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, LANDMARKS renews the understanding of the relationship between world cultures and humankind’s creative legacy. LANDMARKS is unique in several ways: -It is interdisciplinary: it explores the interrelationship of various modes of expression - art, music, literature - as they work to create, define, and reflect the unique culture of a given time and place. -It is thematic: each chapter advances a key idea, presented in the chapter title and explained in the introductory paragraph. The key idea offers a context for individual landmarks as they unfold chronologically. For instance, Chapter 1 (“Origins: The First Civilizations”) surveys our earliest cultures, emphasizing human strategies for survival and communal life; Chapter 14 (“Modernism: The Assault on Tradition”) considers the radical rejection of conventional values and styles that revolutionized early twentieth-century culture. -It is selective: some landmarks have been chosen for their universality, some for their singular beauty, and some for their iconic or symbolic value. Certain landmarks - the Statue of Liberty, the Mona Lisa, the sonnets of Shakespeare - meet more than one of these criteria. The author’s choice of landmarks may differ from those of other individuals, and readers may wish to add landmarks of their own. **Available exclusively on McGraw-Hill Create®, the Traditions Collection contains western and non-western readings as well as ancient and contemporary offerings, hand selected from a number of different disciplines, such as literature, philosophy, and science. Find the readings here: www.mcgrawhillcreate.com/traditions

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Gloria K. Fiero
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release Book : 2020-01-10
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Genre Book : Electronic books
Author Book : Gloria Fiero
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Release Book : 2020
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Providing the context of time and place as well as discussing the translations,Landmarks in Classical Literaturesurveys the most influential authors of ancient Greece and Rome. Part of the three-book series,Landmarks in European Literature, which presents the major authors of European literature and their works, from ancient times until the 20th century, this volume is designed for general readers and students, looking for additional guidance in their reading or wishing to understand the context in which these fascinating works were written. Helping and encouraging readers to explore and enjoy the European literary heritage, theLandmarks in European Literatureseries includeLandmarks in Continental European Literature,Landmarks in Classical Literature, andLandmarks in English Literature, all of which will prove valuable at any library supporting literary studies.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : Philip Gaskell
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Book : 1999
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ISBN-10 : 1579581927


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Humanities for the Environment, or HfE, is an ambitious project that from 2013-2015 was funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project networked universities and researchers internationally through a system of 'observatories'. This book collects the work of contributors networked through the North American, Asia-Pacific, and Australia-Pacific observatories. Humanities for the Environment showcases how humanists are working to 'integrate knowledges' from diverse cultures and ontologies and pilot new 'constellations of practice' that are moving beyond traditional contemplative or reflective outcomes (the book, the essay) towards solutions to the greatest social and environmental challenges of our time. With the still controversial concept of the 'Anthropocene' as a starting point for a widening conversation, contributors range across geographies, ecosystems, climates and weather regimes; moving from icy, melting Arctic landscapes to the bleaching Australian Great Barrier Reef, and from an urban pedagogical 'laboratory' in Phoenix, Arizona to Vatican City in Rome. Chapters explore the ways in which humanists, in collaboration with communities and disciplines across academia, are responding to warming oceans, disappearing islands, collapsing fisheries, evaporating reservoirs of water, exploding bushfires, and spreading radioactive contamination. This interdisciplinary work will be of great interest to scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences interested in interdisciplinary questions of environment and culture.

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Joni Adamson
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2016-11-10
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By introducing the reader to the main issues and themes that have determined the development of the Western linguistic tradition, an evolution of linguistic thought quickly becomes apparent. Each chapter in this accessible book contains a short extract from a `landmark' text followed by a commentary which places the text in its social and intellectual context.The authors, who consider writers from Aristotle to Caxton to Saussure, have fully revised the original edition ofthis text. Complete with two new chapters on Bishop John Wilkins and Frege, a revised preface and updated bibliography, this book will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in the History of Linguistics, or the History of Western Thought.

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Genre Book : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author Book : Professor Roy Harris
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2005-08-18
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Landmarks in Linguistic Thought II introduces the major issues and themes that have determined the development of Western thinking about language, meaning and communication in the twentieth century. Each chapter contains an extract from a 'landmark' text followed by a commentary, which places the ideas in their social and intellectual context. The book is written in an accessible and non-technical manner. The book summarizes the contribution of the key thinkers who have shaped modern linguistics: Austin, Chomsky, Derrida, Firth, Goffman, Harris, Jakobson, Labov, Orwell, Sapir, Whorf and Wittgenstein. This second volume follows on from Landmarks in Linguistic Thought I, which introduces the key thinkers up to the twentieth century. The series is ideal for anyone with an interest in the history of linguistics or of ideas.

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Genre Book : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author Book : John Earl Joseph
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Book : 2001
Download Book : 265 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0415063965