Rhetoric: An Historical Introduction

Rhetoric: An Historical Introduction

Author(s): Wendy Olmsted

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405117722

Online ISBN: 9780470776469

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776469

About this Book

This introduction to the art of rhetoric analyzes rhetorical concepts, problems, and methods and teaches practical inquiry through a series of classic rhetorical texts.


  • An introduction to the art of rhetoric for those who are unacquainted with it and an argument about invention and tradition suitable for specialists
  • Texts range from Cicero's De oratoreand Augustine's On Christian Doctrineto Jane Austen's Persuasionand Stephen Greenblatt's Marvellous Possessions
  • Texts serve simultaneously as works of persuasion and considerations of how rhetoric works
  • Engages readers in using rhetoric to deliberate about challenging issues.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Classical Rhetorical Traditions

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  2. Part II: Classical Rhetoric and Literary Interpretation

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  3. Part III: Rhetoric and Contemporary Disciplines

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