Notes on Introduction to the Humanities -- Hum A212
William Jamison - Instructor
Fractals in art - including African villages: http://www.miqel.com/fractals_math_patterns/fractal_technology_historical.html
Best Image of St John book of Kells http://www.florin.ms/mathkells.jpg
Here is the library page: http://www.bookofkells.ie/
a window on the Middle Ages: http://www.tcd.ie/Library/assets/swf/Exhibitions/Middle%20Ages/window-on-the-middle-ages.swf
but there is more about the book of Kells here: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://bluebanshee.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/portrait_of_john.jpg&imgrefurl=http://bluebanshee.wordpress.com/2009/10/13/pondering-the-staffordshire-hoard-of-golden-treasure/&usg=__4rQCRWqeVUCjmhCw4x2xogBESNk=&h=500&w=390&sz=131&hl=en&start=1&zoom=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=SRvehhmkpUgqcM:&tbnh=130&tbnw=101&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dst%2Bjohn%2Bbook%2Bof%2Bkells%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1T4ADBR_enUS251US331%26tbs%3Disch:1
Hildegaard von Bingen manuscript: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.florin.ms/mathkells.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.florin.ms/aleph3.html&usg=__hpWxO5KLsilNMpcTLjTeL1WsfII=&h=570&w=422&sz=174&hl=en&start=11&zoom=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=lDA1YMeEGzF85M:&tbnh=134&tbnw=99&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dst%2Bjohn%2Bbook%2Bof%2Bkells%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1T4ADBR_enUS251US331%26tbs%3Disch:1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxjpYHhfRyI&feature=fvw Hammered Dulcimer
Loreena Mckennit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R69nV4HOaE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1klIcr0d5E Cantiga 119 best example
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRp1knbd74g&feature=related - but updated instruments feels wrong
By Richard the Lionheart? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DczZ_ZKbr_s or the music alone here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnMYjKl6trc&feature=related
The battle of Arsuf: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UpkKH99wDE video deletedvideo deleted
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEXNKDVs8Sw&feature=related song of the Templars
Brother Sun Sister Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYkq-auTXdA but this is the start of the movie – here is the best section http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7d-B1LZWWY&feature=related
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06221a.htm on Saint Francis
Prayer of Saint Francis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VSyuar6oF8
Reading from Charles Taylor A Secular Age (winner of the Templeton Prize in 2007) or see: http://books.google.com/books?id=hWRXYY3HRFoC&printsec=frontcover&dq=a+secular+age+charles+taylor#v=onepage&q=&f=false I read the chapter titled The Expanding Universe of Unbelief: http://books.google.com/books?id=hWRXYY3HRFoC&printsec=frontcover&dq=a+secular+age+charles+taylor#v=onepage&q=unbelief&f=false
I used this to approach the contrast between C. S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud as described in the book "A Question of God" by Armand Nicholi:
I also mentioned Freud's "The Future of an Illusion" http://books.google.com/books?id=pkW1ckw93vcC&printsec=frontcover&dq=the+future+of+an+illusion&as_brr=3#v=onepage&q=&f=false
The third selection, listed first, is a reading from Peter Lawler "Stuck with Virtue".
From these we looked at selections from the art book viewing various pictures on the web matching the text moving from early to late Middle Ages.
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