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Author Lamm, Robert Carson, 1922-

Title The humanities in Western culture : a search for human values / Robert C. Lamm.

Imprint Madison [Wis.] : Brown & Benchmark Publishers, c1996.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    909.0982 LAM 1996  v.2    Available
Edition 10th ed.
Description 2 v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Ancient river-valley civilizations: Emergence of early culture; Egypt, land of the Pharaohs -- Greece, birthplace of western civilization: Aegean heritage; Early Greece; Hellenic Athens; Greece, from Hellenic to Hellenistic world; Greek arts -- Rome, international culture: Thousand years of Rome; Roman art and architecture -- Judaism and Christianity: Star and the cross; Beginnings of Christian art -- Age of faith: Building medieval walls; Late middle ages, expansion and synthesis; Medieval synthesis in art; Medieval music and dance, sacred and secular.
Summary Text for the integrated humanities, the arts of literature, painting, music, sculpture, photography, architecture, and film, and the discipline of philosophy ... The components of the humanities ... are presented not as separate technical disciplines but as interrelated manifestations of human creativity. Moreover, they are studied within the context of important developments in science, technology, economics and politics ... There is more than enough material for a two-semester course based entirely on the text, alternatively, the book can be used as a central text embellished by additional primary sources.-Pref.
Subject Civilization, Western.
Civilization, Western -- History -- Sources.
Social values -- History.
Social values -- History -- Sources.
Europe -- Civilization.
Europe -- Civilization -- Sources.
ISBN 0697254275 (v. 1)
0697254291 (v. 2)

 
    
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