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Rhetoric in the New World: Rhetorical Theory and Practice in Colonial Spanish America / Edition 1
     

Rhetoric in the New World: Rhetorical Theory and Practice in Colonial Spanish America / Edition 1

by Don Paul Abbott
 

ISBN-10: 1570030855

ISBN-13: 9781570030857

Pub. Date: 04/01/1996

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press


In Rhetoric in the New World, Abbott shows that when the literate culture of the Old World confronted the oral culture of the New, rhetoricians faced issues unanticipated by their classical predecessors and for which European experiences offered few insights. He reconstructs rhetoric's role in Spain's American empire, describing the colonies as the site of

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In Rhetoric in the New World, Abbott shows that when the literate culture of the Old World confronted the oral culture of the New, rhetoricians faced issues unanticipated by their classical predecessors and for which European experiences offered few insights. He reconstructs rhetoric's role in Spain's American empire, describing the colonies as the site of extraordinary conflicts between cultures, traditions, religions, and languages. According to Abbott, never before had rhetoric been required to confront peoples and places so apparently alien to its ancient Mediterranean origins.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570030857
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Series:
Studies in Rhetoric/Communication Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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