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The Eloquence of Mary Astell.

Author: Christine Mason Sutherland; Cantook Station,
Publisher: University Of Calgary Press 2006-01-26.
Series: Online access: OAPEN Open Research Library (ORL)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Eloquence of Mary Astell makes an important contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the important role that women, and one woman in particular, played in the history of rhetoric. Mary Astell (1666-1731) was an unusually perceptive thinker and writer during the time of the Enlightenment. Here, author Christine Sutherland explores her importance as a rhetorician, an area that has, until recently,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Named Person: Mary Astell; Mary Astell; Mary Astell; Mary Astell; Mary Astell; Mary Astell; Mary Astell
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Mason Sutherland; Cantook Station,
ISBN: 9781552384596 1552384594 1552386619 9781552386613 9781552381533 1552381536 9781280946561 1280946563 9781429411615 1429411619
OCLC Number: 1012933215
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: I: Mary Astell's context --
The problem of Ethos --
Marsh Astell and the problem of Ethos --
II: Mary Astell's rhetorical practice --
Letters concerning the love of God --
A serious proposal to the ladies, part I --
A serious proposal to the ladies, part II --
Some reflections upon marriage --
The Christian religion --
Political pamphlets --
III: Mary Astell's rhetorical theory --
Rhetorical theory, I --
Rhetorical theory, II.
Series Title: Online access: OAPEN Open Research Library (ORL)
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The Eloquence of Mary Astell makes an important contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the important role that women, and one woman in particular, played in the history of rhetoric. Mary Astell (1666-1731) was an unusually perceptive thinker and writer during the time of the Enlightenment. Here, author Christine Sutherland explores her importance as a rhetorician, an area that has, until recently, received little attention. Astell was widely known and respected during her own time, but her influence and reputation receded in the years after her death. Her importance as an Enlightenment thinker is becoming more and more recognized, however. As a skilled theorist and practitioner of rhetoric, Astell wrote extensively on education, philosophy, politics, religion, and the status of women. She showed that it was possible for a woman to move from the semi-private form of rhetoric represented by conversation and letters into full public participation in philosophical and political debate.

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