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Elizabethan Rhetoric: Theory and Practice

Elizabethan Rhetoric: Theory and Practice

by Peter Mack
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521020999

ISBN-13: 9780521020992

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this important contribution to the cultural and educational history of Elizabethan England, Peter Mack examines the impact of humanist training in the use of language on English prose writing. Study of the rhetorical codes and conventions in terms of which the debates of the period were conducted is currently a major area of historical and literary inquiry.

Overview

In this important contribution to the cultural and educational history of Elizabethan England, Peter Mack examines the impact of humanist training in the use of language on English prose writing. Study of the rhetorical codes and conventions in terms of which the debates of the period were conducted is currently a major area of historical and literary inquiry. Peter Mack provides a wealth of new information, showing how this humanist training was deployed in literary genres and in more practical legal and political settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521020992
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Series:
Ideas in Context Series, #63
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Rhetoric in the grammar school; 3. Rhetoric and dialectic in the universities; 4. English language manuals of rhetoric and dialectic; 5. Everyday writing: notebooks, letters, narratives; 6. Histories, conduct manuals, romances; 7. Political argument; 8. Elizabethan parliamentary oratory; 9. Religious discourse; 10. Conclusion: rhetoric, ethics and politics.

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