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Struever, Nancy S.

Works: 18 works in 127 publications in 1 language and 4,148 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Translator
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Publications about Nancy S Struever
Publications by Nancy S Struever
Most widely held works by Nancy S Struever
The language of history in the Renaissance; rhetoric and historical consciousness in Florentine humanism by Nancy S Struever( Book )
15 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and held by 650 libraries worldwide
At any time, basic assumptions about language have a direct effect on the writing of history. The structure of language is related to the structure of knowledge and thus to the definition of historical reality, while linguistic competence gives insights into the relation of ideas and action. Within the framework of these ideas, and drawing on recent work in linguistic theory, including that of the French structuralists. Professor Struever studies the major shift in attitudes toward language and history which the Renaissance represents. One of the essential innovations of Renaissance Humanism is the substitution of rhetoric for dialectic as the dominant language discipline; rhetoric gives the Humanists their cohesion as a lay intellectual elite, as well as the force and direction of their thought. The author accepts the current trend in classical studies, the rehabilitation of the Sophists which finds its source in Nietzsche and includes the work of Rostagni, Untersteiner, and Buccellato, to reinstate rhetoric as the historical vehicle of Sophistic insight. Originally published in 1970. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Theory as practice : ethical inquiry in the Renaissance by Nancy S Struever( Book )
12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
Rhetoric, modality, modernity by Nancy S Struever( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 libraries worldwide
"Since antiquity, philosophy and rhetoric have traditionally been cast as rivals, with the former often lauded as a search for logical truth and the latter usually disparaged as empty speech. But in this intellectual history, Nancy S. Struever stakes out a claim for rhetoric as the more productive form of inquiry." "Struever views rhetoric through the lens of modality, arguing that rhetoric's guiding interest in what is possible - as opposed to philosophy's concern with what is necessary - makes it an ideal tool for understanding politics. Innovative readings of Hobbes and Vico allow her to reexamine rhetoric's role in the history of modernity and to make fascinating connections between thinkers from the classical, early modern, and modern periods. From there she turns to Walter Benjamin, reclaiming him as an exemplar of modernist rhetoric and a central figure in the long history of the form. Persuasive and perceptive, Rhetoric, Modality, Modernity is a novel rewriting of the history of rhetoric and a heady examination of the motives, issues, and flaws of contemporary inquiry."--Jacket
Language and the history of thought ( Book )
12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Perspectives on early modern and modern intellectual history : essays in honor of Nancy S. Struever ; edited by Joseph Marino and Melinda W. Schlitt ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Reorientations of western thought from antiquity to the Renaissance by F. Edward Cranz( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Bringing together materials on the thesis of the late Edward Cranz, this book aims to present a fundamental reorientation of the categories of thought in the Latin West. It also includes a research on the reception of Classical and early Christian political thought, demonstrating the pertinence of this to the reorientation thesis
The history of rhetoric and the rhetoric of history by Nancy S Struever( Book )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Looks at contemporary historians employing rhetorical constructs and tactics and at contemporary accounts of the employment of rhetorical pedagogical material and theoretical texts in medieval and Renaissance cultural practices. This book also considers change and continuity in the rhetorical exploitation's of genre forms in cultural programs
Rhetoric and medicine in early modern Europe by Nancy S Struever( Book )
21 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Through close analysis of texts, cultural and civic communities, and intellectual history, the papers in this collection, for the first time, propose a dynamic relationship between rhetoric and medicine as discourses and disciplines of cure in early modern Europe. Although the range of theoretical approaches and methodologies represented here is diverse, the essays collectively explore the theories and practices, innovations and interventions, that underwrite the shared concerns of medicine, moral philosophy, and rhetoric: care and consolation, reading, policy, and rectitude, signinference, selfhood, and autonomy-all developed and refined at the intersection of areas of inquiry usually thought distinct. From Italy to England, from the sixteenth through to the mid-eighteenth century, early modern moral philosophers and essayists, rhetoricians and physicians investigated the passions and persuasion, vulnerability and volubility, theoretical intervention and practical therapy in the dramas, narratives, and disciplines of public and private cure. The essays are relevant to a wide range of readers, including cultural, literary, and intellectual historians, historians of medicine and philosophy, and scholars of rhetoric
Rhetoric and the pursuit of truth : language change in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries : papers read at a Clark Library seminar, 8 March 1980 by Brian Vickers( Book )
10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
The Language of history in the Renaissance : rhetoric and historical consciousness in Florentine humanism, by Nancy S. Struever by Nancy S Struever( Book )
4 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Rhetoric and historical consciousness in Italian humanism by Nancy S Struever( Book )
5 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Lorenzo Valla's grammar of subject and object : an ethical inquiry by Nancy S Struever( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Petrarch's Invective contra medicum : an early confrontation of rhetoric and medicine by Nancy S Struever( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Ethics in the Renaissance by Nancy S Struever( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Struever discusses the concept of ethics as expressed by Renaissance philosophers and authors
Irony and Experimentation in Hayden White's "Metahistory" by Nancy S Struever( Article )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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Struever, Nancy.
Struever, Nancy S.
Struever, Nancy Schermerhorn
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