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Rhetoric: An Historical Introduction


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 oratore and Augustine’s On Christian Doctrine to Jane Austen’s Persuasion and 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.

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