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ISBN-10 0205644864ISBN-13 9780205644865
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ISBN-10 0-205-56673-1ISBN-13 978-0-205-56673-0
Author(s): James A. Herrick
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2009 Pages: 320
Description

The History and Theory of Rhetoricoffers an accessible discussion of the history of rhetorical studies in the Western tradition, from ancient Greece to contemporary American and European theorists.

By tracing the historical progression of rhetoric from the Greek Sophists of the 5th Century B.C. to contemporary studies–such as the rhetoric of science and feminist rhetoric–this comprehensive text helps students understand how persuasive public discourse performs essential social functions and shapes our daily worlds. With a highly accessible writing style and contemporary examples throughout, The History and Theory of Rhetoric emphasizes the relevance of rhetoric to today's students.

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