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History and Theory of Rhetoric An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0205860850

ISBN-13: 9780205860852

Edition: 5th 2013

Authors: James Herrick

List price: $116.07
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Updated in its 5th edition, The History and Theory of Rhetoric offers discussion of the history of rhetorical studies in the Western tradition, from ancient Greece to contemporary American and European theorists that is easily accessible to readers.This comprehensive text helps readers understand how persuasive public discourse performs essential social functions and shapes our daily worlds. . Known for its clear writing style and contemporary examples throughout, The History and Theory of Rhetoric emphasizes the relevance of rhetoric to today's readers. 
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Book details

List price: $116.07
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/11/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 304
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface
An Overview of Rhetoric
Rhetoric and Persuasion
Defining Rhetoric
Rhetorical Discourse
Social Functions of the Art of Rhetoric
Conclusion
Questions for Review
Questions for Discussion
Terms
the Origins and Early History of Rhetoric
The Rise of Rhetoric in Ancient Greece
The Sophists
Two Influential Sophists
Gorgias
Protagoras
Isocrates: a Master of Rhetoric
Aspasia's and Athenian Rhetoric
Conclusion
Questions for Review
Questions for Discussion
Terms
Plato versus the Sophists: Rhetoric on Trial
Plato's Gorgias: Rhetoric on Trial
Rhetoric in Plato's Phaedrus: a True Art?
Conclusion
Questions for Review
Questions for Discussion
Terms
Aristotle on Rhetoric
Aristotle's Definitions of Rhetoric
Three Rhetorical Settings
The Artistic Proofs
The Topoi: Lines of Argument
Aristotle on Style
Conclusion
Questions for Review
Questions for Discussion
Terms
Rhetoric at Rome
Roman Society and the Place of Rhetoric
The Rhetorical Theory of Cicero
Quintilian
Rhetoric and the Good Citizen
Longinus: on the Sublime
Rhetoric in the Later Roman Empire
Conclusion
Questions for Review
Questions for Discussion
Terms
Rhetoric in Christian Europe
Rhetoric in the Early Middle Ages
The Art of Poetry
Conclusion
Questions for Review
Questions for Discussion
Terms
Rhetoric in the Renaissance
Features of Renaissance Rhetoric
Women and Renaissance Rhetoric
Italian Humanism
Rhetoric and Renaissance Art
The Turn Toward Dialectic: Rhetoric and its Critics
Renaissance Rhetoric in Britain
Conclusion
Questions for Review
Questions for Discussion
Terms
Enlightenment Rhetorics
Margaret Cavendish
Vico and the Rhetoric and Human Thought
British Rhetorics in the Eighteenth Century
Richard Whately's Classical Rhetoric
Conclusion
Questions for Review
Questions for Discussion
Terms
Contemporary Rhetoric I: Arguments, Audiences, and Advocacy
Argumentation and Rational Discourse
Perelman and Olbrechts-Tyteca: a New Rhetoric
Jurgen Habermas on a Rational Society
The Rhetoric of Science
Critical Response
Conclusion
Questions for Review
Questions for Discussion
Terms
Contemporary Rhetoric II: Context, Story, Display
Rhetoric in its Social Context
Kenneth Burke and Rhetoric as Symbolic Action
Lloyd Bitzer and Rhetoric as Situational
Rhetoric and Narration
Mikhail Bakhtin
Wayne Booth and the Rhetoric of Fiction
The Rhetoric of Display
Conclusion
Questions for Review
Questions for Discussion
Terms
Contemporary Rhetoric III: Texts, Power, and Alternatives
Postmodern Criticism
Feminism and Rhetoric: Critique and Reform
Comparative Rhetoric
Conclusion
Questions for Review
Questions for Discussion
Terms
Glossary
Bibliography
Index