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Rhetoric An Historical Introduction

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ISBN-10: 1405117737

ISBN-13: 9781405117739

Edition: 2006

Authors: Wendy Olmsted

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Wendy Olmsted introduces the art of rhetoric for those who are unacquainted with it, whilst also offering an argument about invention and tradition suitable for specialists.
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/11/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Wendy Olmsted is Associate Professor in the New Collegiate Division and in the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago as well as Associated Faculty Member in the Department of Classics (PAMW). Her previous publications include A Companion to Rhetoric and Rhetorical Criticism, co-edited with Walter Jost (Blackwell Publishing, 2004) and Rhetorical Invention and Religious Inquiry, co-edited with Walter Jost (Yale University Press, 2000).

List of Abbreviations
Introducing Rhetoric
Classical Rhetorical Traditions
The Rhetorician: Demagogue or Statesman? Plato's Gorgias and Aristotle's Rhetoric
Eloquence, Persuasion, and Invention: Cicero's De oratore
Rhetoric and the Search for God: Augustine's On Christian Doctrine and Confessions
Practical Reason or Interested Calculation? Cicero's On Duties and Machiavelli's The Prince
Classical Rhetoric and Literary Interpretation
Tradition and Invention: Bacon's Aphorisms and the Essays
Deception, Strong Speech, and Mild Discourse in Milton's Early Prose and Paradise Lost
Prudence and Eloquence in Jane Austen's Persuasion
Rhetoric and Contemporary Disciplines
Literary Criticism and Rhetorical Invention: Wayne C. Booth's The Rhetoric of Fiction and Stephen Greenblatt's Marvelous Possessions
Faction, Politics, and Rhetorical Invention: Eugene Garver's For the Sake of Argument and Danielle S. Allen's Talking to Strangers
Legal Reasoning, Historical Contingency, and Change: Edward H. Levi's An Introduction to Legal Reasoning