CULTURE AND VALUES: A SURVEY OF THE WESTERN HUMANITIES, 8th edition, (PDF) takes you on a fascinating tour of some of the world’s most significant examples of music, art, literature, and philosophy from the beginnings of civilization to today. New features in this latest 8th edition are designed to make it easy for students to understand the influence of historical events and values on the works produced by every culture — guided discussions of all of the readings, timelines, “Compare and Contrast” sections, chapter previews, “Big Picture” reviews at the end of every chapter, expanded coverage of Africa and Asia, and high-quality images with clear captions.
“Despite having read many textbooks on the same topics, I found reading this ebook pleasurable due to the writing style.”
“The liveliness, the greater focus on literature, art, and other humanistic developments shifts the focus away from the ‘history with pictures’ approach to a more truly integrated discussion of human endeavors. I like the tone, the examples, and the additional images especially. I note that throughout the textbook there are references to other cultural developments (stories from Ovid serving as inspiration for Shakespeare plots, for example). I like these connections very much. The ‘Compare & Contrast’ section is potentially more valuable because of the images paired with it, which will give my students a stronger idea of the concept under discussion. I do like the Colosseum/sports arena pairing, which I find useful. The Colosseum is certainly one of Rome’s major monuments and the choice of this to connect with modern examples is logical and useful. The separate section is an extension of this comparative theme as a whole, one with a bit more depth. I think it is a very positive one; I like it.”
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