Adventures in the Human Spirit

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9780131175204: Adventures in the Human Spirit

Exceptionally student-friendly, extensively illustrated, and engagingly thought-provoking, this one-volume historical survey of the humanities is accessible—and inviting—to readers with little background in the arts and humanities. Carefully balanced among the major arts, philosophy, and religion and finely focused on selected principal events, styles, movements, and figures, it brings the past to life by including authentic documents from daily life, comparative global perspectives, and examples from literature, philosophy, music—including the contributions of women and minority artists. For individuals waiting to discover the humanities' rich connections to their own lives.

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Accessible to students with little background in the arts and humanities, Adventures in the Human Spirit is a highly illustrated historical survey of Western civilization, carefully balanced among the major arts, philosophy, and religion, and focused on selected principal events, styles, movements, and figures including women artists. It provides a wealth of pedagogical features designed to encourage critical thinking, support writing in the discipline, and provoke discussion of topics in the humanities.

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Adventures in the Human Spirit is now firmly established as the most readable and teachable single-volume survey of the humanities available. Covering the major periods, styles, and movements of the Western humanities from the ancient world to the twenty-first century, the book offers a balanced treatment of the major ruts, philosophy, and religion in their historical context. The fourth edition includes even more color photographs than before, alongside numerous features to encourage student engagement and critical thought. Also new for this edition is a music CD, with a range of excerpts that tie in closely to the text.

New features include:
  • Quotation boxes throughout the text, to bring the narrative alive.
  • New Key Concepts on the; World Citizen, Mysticism, and Freedom.
  • Extensively revised text, including discussion of the cultural impact of the World Wide Web and the events of "9/11."
  • Fully updated Further Reading list.
New supplements for this edition:
  • Music CD—Free CD featuring musical extracts from a broad variety of periods and styles.
  • The Companion Website at www.prenhall.com/bishop—Students have free access to this extensive online study resource, which includes quizzes, web links, chapter objectives, and more.
  • Humanities Notes—This new student supplement is designed to help students organize their course notes. For each chapter it includes key illustrations and short literary excerpts, with space beside each for students to take notes.

There are 477 illustrations, including 264 in full color and 10 color maps.

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