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


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Last updated on July 16, 2018 by Melissa Harr

Melissa is a writer, editor, and EFL educator from the U.S. She's worked in the field since earning her B.A. in 2012, during which time she's judged fiction contests, taught English in Asia, and authored e-courses about arts and crafts. In her free time, she likes to make stuff out of sticks and string.


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