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Rhetoric and courtliness in early modern literature

Author: Jennifer Richards
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the early modern interest in conversation. Conversation was widely accepted to have been inspired by the philosopher Cicero. Recognising his influence on courtesy literature - the main source for 'civil conversation' - Jennifer Richards uncovers new ways of thinking about humanism as a project of linguistic and social reform.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Edmund Spenser; Marcus Tullius Cicero; Gabriel Harvey
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Richards
ISBN: 0521824702 9780521824705
OCLC Number: 52058023
Description: vi, 212 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Types of honesty: civil and domestical conversation --
From rhetoric to conversation: reading for Cicero in The Book of the Courtier --
Honest rivarlries: Tudor humanism and linguistic and social reform --
Honest speakers: social commerce and civil conversation --
A commonwealth of letters: Harvey and Spenser in dialogue --
A new poet, a new social economy: homosociality in the Shepheardes Calender
Responsibility: Jennifer Richards.
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This book explores the early modern interest in conversation. Conversation was widely accepted to have been inspired by the philosopher Cicero. Recognising his influence on courtesy literature - the main source for 'civil conversation' - Jennifer Richards uncovers new ways of thinking about humanism as a project of linguistic and social reform.

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