Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular Tradition from Ancient to Modern Times

ISBN-10: 0807847690
ISBN-13: 9780807847695
Edition: 2nd 1999
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Book details

List price: $32.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 2/22/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Since its original publication by UNC Press in 1980, this book has provided thousands of students with a concise introduction and guide to the history of the classical tradition in rhetoric, the ancient but ever vital art of persuasion. Now, George Kennedy offers a thoroughly revised and updated edition ofClassical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular Tradition. From its development in ancient Greece and Rome, through its continuation and adaptation in Europe and America through the Middle Ages and Renaissance, to its enduring significance in the twentieth century, he traces the theory and practice of classical rhetoric through history. At each stage of the way, he demonstrates how new societies modified classical rhetoric to fit their needs. For this edition, Kennedy has updated the text and the bibliography to incorporate new scholarship; added sections relating to women orators and rhetoricians throughout history; and enlarged the discussion of rhetoric in America, Germany, and Spain. He has also included more information about historical and intellectual contexts to assist the reader in understanding the tradition of classical rhetoric.

Preface to the Second Edition
Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular Tradition from Ancient to Modern Times
Traditional and Conceptual Rhetoric
Technical Rhetoric
Sophistic Rhetoric
Philosophical Rhetoric
Rhetoric in the Roman Period
Literary Rhetoric
Judeo-Christian Rhetoric
Greek Rhetoric in the Middle Ages
Latin Rhetoric in the Middle Ages
Classical Rhetoric in the Renaissance
Neoclassical Rhetoric
Classical Rhetoric in the Twentieth Century
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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