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A history of Renaissance rhetoric, 1380-1620

Author: Peter Mack
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Oxford-Warburg studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the most important individual contributions to the development of Renaissance rhetoric and analyzes the new ideas which Renaissance thinkers contributed to rhetorical theory.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Mack
ISBN: 9780199597284 0199597286 9780199679997 0199679991
OCLC Number: 727710175
Description: vii, 345 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction and origins --
Diffusion and reception of Classical rhetoric --
Italy 1390-1480 --
Rudolph Agricola --
Erasmus --
Northern Europe 1519-1545 : the age of Melanchthon --
Northern Europe 1545-1580 : Ramus and company --
Southern Europe in the sixteenth century --
New syntheses 1600-1620 : Keckermann, Vossius, and Caussin --
Manuals of tropes and figures --
Letter-writing manuals --
Preaching manuals and legal dialectics --
Vernacular rhetorics --
Conclusion : Renaissance rhetoric.
Series Title: Oxford-Warburg studies.
Responsibility: Peter Mack.
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