Updated July 16, 2018 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Humanities Textbooks

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We spent 24 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. The humanities is a vast subject that encompasses those fields of study broadly concerned with our social condition, past and future, and the ways we understand what it means to be human. These textbooks will help you orient yourself in this extensive field, with choices for those who’d like a general overview as well as for those who are looking for something more discipline-specific. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best humanities textbook on Amazon.

10. The New Reader

9. The Norton Anthology of World Literature

8. Cultural Anthropology: Asking Questions About Humanity

7. Lies My Teacher Told Me

6. Handbook for the Humanities

5. Landmarks in Humanities

4. Discovering the Humanities

3. Arts and Culture

2. Humanities Through the Arts

1. Culture, Continuity and Change


Melissa Harr
Last updated on July 16, 2018 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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