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"The Humanistic Tradition is quite simply the finest book of its type. Fiero manages to integrate the political, cultural, and social history of the world into one coherent and fascinating whole. It is a masterpiece of scholarship . . . balanced, interesting, easy to read, and consummately beautiful. Our professors praise its accuracy and scope and our students unanimously say it is their favorite textbook." Sonia Sorrell, Pepperdine University

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.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Book 1: The First Civilizations and the Classical Legacy

Introduction: Prehistory and the Birth of Civilization

Part 1: The First Civilizations

1 Egypt: Gods, Rulers, and the Social Order

2 Mesopotamia: Gods, Rulers, and the Social Order

3 India and China: Gods, Rulers, and the Social Order

Part 2: The Classical Legacy

4 Greece: Humanism and the Speculative Leap

5 The Classical Style

6 Rome: The Rise to Empire

7 China: The Rise to Empire

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Fiero, Gloria K.
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Fiero, Gloria
World - General
World History-General
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Humanistic Tradition
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10.78x8.54x.36 in. 1.39 lbs.

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