“The Humanistic Tradition” is a six-volume series of books written by Gloria Fiero, an American author and scholar of humanities. The series provides a comprehensive overview of Western civilization from prehistory to the modern era, exploring the political, social, cultural, and artistic developments that have shaped Western culture over the centuries.
Each volume in the series covers a specific period of Western history, and explores the key intellectual and artistic movements, figures, and events of that era. Fiero’s approach is interdisciplinary, drawing on a wide range of sources and methods from history, art history, literature, and philosophy.
The series is widely used as a textbook in college and university courses on Western civilization and humanities, and is also popular among general readers interested in the history and culture of the West. While some readers may find the books challenging due to their interdisciplinary approach and extensive detail, they offer a valuable perspective on the origins and development of Western culture, and the ongoing debates and controversies surrounding its legacy.