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A History of Renaissance Rhetoric 1380-1620 By Peter Mack,

  • Title: A History of Renaissance Rhetoric 1380-1620
  • Author: Peter Mack
  • ISBN: 9780199597284
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is the first comprehensive History of Renaissance Rhetoric Rhetoric, a training in writing and delivering speeches, was a fundamental part of renaissance culture and education It is concerned with a wide range of issues, connected with style, argument, self presentation, the arousal of emotion, voice and gesture More than 3,500 works on rhetoric were published in aThis is the first comprehensive History of Renaissance Rhetoric Rhetoric, a training in writing and delivering speeches, was a fundamental part of renaissance culture and education It is concerned with a wide range of issues, connected with style, argument, self presentation, the arousal of emotion, voice and gesture More than 3,500 works on rhetoric were published in a total of over 15,000 editions between 1460 and 1700 The renaissance was a great age of innovation in rhetorical theory This book shows how renaissance scholars recovered and circulated classical rhetoric texts, how they absorbed new doctrines from Greek rhetoric, and how they adapted classical rhetorical teaching to fit modern conditions It traces the development of specialised manuals in letter writing, sermon composition and style, alongside accounts of the major Latin treatises in the field by Lorenzo Valla, George Trapezuntius, Rudolph Agricola, Erasmus, Philip Melanchthon, Johann Sturm, Juan Luis Vives, Peter Ramus, Cyprien Soarez, Justus Lipsius, Gerard Vossius and many others.
    A History of Renaissance Rhetoric This is the first comprehensive History of Renaissance Rhetoric Rhetoric a training in writing and delivering speeches was a fundamental part of renaissance culture and education It is concerned wit

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    1. An invaluable map of the territory for scholars of rhetoric perhaps a bit heavy going for beginners Full review forthcoming in the Bulletin of the Society for Renaissance Studies.

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