The History and Theory of Rhetoric offers 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 concise yet comprehensive text helps students better understand what rhetoric is and what unites differing rhetorical theories throughout history.
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James A. Herrick is Guy Vander Jagt Professor of Communication at Hope College, USA. His publications include Argumentation: Understanding and Shaping Arguments, 6th Edition (2017) and Visions of Technological Transcendent: Human Enhancement and the Rhetoric of the Future (2017).Review:
The History and Theory of Rhetoric balances illuminating and concise reviews of canonical thinkers with critical discussions of the rhetorical tradition's blind spots, internal conflicts, and periodic course corrections. Its accessible prose and lively pace help students readily apprehend potentially intimidating material, and recognize how the insights of the past reverberate through contemporary culture. -Brett Ingram, Ph.D., Boston College, USA Offering a foundation that encompasses over 2000 years, this text is digestible and meticulous rather than reductive. The author synthesizes history and theory such that readers can easily reference one part of the book while reading another and can utilize its term lists long after the first read. It is both a critical sourcebook and required reading for anyone interested in how rhetoric evolved. -Zosha Stuckey, Towson University, USA In my opinion, The History and Theory of Rhetoric is the best rhetorical history textbook on the market. Students at all levels appreciate its engaging, straightforward approach. Even so, serious philosophical and theoretical questions that arise from rhetoric's history receive the attention and care they deserve. The book strikes a perfect balance between accessibility and rigor. -Jackie Wheeler, Arizona State University, USA James Herrick invites students "further up and further in" to the contours and depths of the art of rhetoric. He offers serious engagements with historical texts that ground the art and wades into the currents of contemporary theories that simultaneously interrogate and rely upon our rhetorical heritage. -Calvin L. Troup, Geneva College, USA The History and Theory of Rhetoric is not simply a book but a fascinating journey to explore the magnificent world of mind and speech interconnection throughout centuries, and its influence on various social developments of humanity. It is diverse and inclusive for all times and civilizations. The book is easy to understand and never simple. It provides valuable knowledge, useful skills andã competitive tools. The book is a must for all those who want to explore the World of rhetoric! -Anahit Parzyan, Nanjing University, China
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Book Description Allyn & Bacon, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 3. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0205414923
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