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Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present

Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present - 2nd edition

Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780312148393

ISBN10: 0312148399

Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present by Patricia Bizzell - ISBN 9780312148393
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 2ND 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Bedford Books
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Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present by Patricia Bizzell - ISBN 9780312148393

ISBN13: 9780312148393

ISBN10: 0312148399

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 2ND 01

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Features :

  • A landmark book for the field of rhetoric. The Rhetorical Tradition is more than a crucial teaching text. This winner of the CCCC Outstanding Book Award has influenced the field by suggesting important new directions in the study of rhetoric.

  • 87 selections from 60 major figures cover rhetorical theory from classical antiquity through the modern period. Reprinting lengthy selections from most authors, The Rhetorical Tradition provides a survey of the tradition of rhetoric so thorough it eliminates the need for separate paperbacks. Included here are the complete texts of Plato's Gorgias and Phaedrus and substantial excerpts from Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, Augustine, Kenneth Burke, Chaim Perelman, and Michel Foucault, among many others.

  • Gives students and instructors access to many important, otherwise unavailable works. Included are Book IV of the Rhetorica Ad Herennium; selections from Isocrates, medieval manuals of letter writing and preaching, Erasmus's Ecclesiastes, Italian women humanists, and Thomas Sheridan; and excerpts from nineteenth-century composition textbooks, among others.

  • A balanced collection that includes the traditional canon and recent additions. Coverage begins with the Greek Sophists and proceeds to Augustine, Geoffrey of Vinsauf, Desiderius Erasmus, Giambattista Vico, Friedrich Nietzsche, Mikhail Bakhtin, and Michel Foucault. 23 selections by women -- including Christine de Pizan, Margaret Fell, Mary Astell, Virginia Woolf, and Adrienne Rich, as well as discussions of the role of women in each part introduction -- expand the traditional canon.

  • Substantial and incisive editorial material. The book's extensive editorial matter provides a general grounding in the history of rhetorical theory, setting each selection in a social and intellectual context.
  • A general introduction defines rhetoric and gives an overview of historical trends.
  • Full introductions to each part provide social and intellectual context.
  • Lengthy headnotes discuss each author's life and works and the key ideas raised in the selections.
  • Bibliographic essays for each part and each author discuss useful primary and secondary sources -- for students who wish to do further research.
  • Glossaries for each text explain unfamiliar references, names, historical events, and terms.

New to This Edition :

  • 25 new selections. New pieces include the Dissoi Logoi, selections on Aspasia, and pieces from Longinus, Baldesar Castiglione, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, David Hume, Maria Stewart, and Adrienne Rich, among others.

  • Additional material from authors represented in the first edition. The Rhetorical Tradition now includes more of Aristotle's Rhetoric, an excerpt from Cicero's Orator, a selection from Christine de Pizan's The Book of the City of Ladies, and a specially commissioned translation of selections from Erasmus's Ecclesiastes -- providing more depth for students and scholars.

  • Women rhetoricians now represented in each part. 11 selections by women have been added to this edition, giving a more complete view of the history of rhetoric. New to this edition are selections on Aspasia in Part I, by Christine de Pisan in Part II, by Madeleine de Scudéry in Part III, by Frances Willard in Part IV, and by Gloria Anzaldúa in Part V.

  • Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Rhetoric are now in separate parts. Because of important additions to the Rhetoric of the Enlightenment, the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century selections now focus more sharply on different and important concerns of each era and therefore have been placed in their own units with separate introductions.

  • A glossary of carefully selected rhetorical terms. Over 70 cross-referenced entries provide additional help for students.

  • Updated bibliographies and introductions provide a thorough overview of the history of rhetoric and guidance on the most current scholarship.

Author Bio

Bizzell, Patricia : College of the Holy Cross

Patricia Bizzell (Ph.D. Rutgers University) is professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross. With Bruce Herzberg she has published Negotiating Difference (Bedford/St. Martin's, 1996), and with Bruce Herzberg and Nedra Reynolds, The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Writing, Fifth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2000).

Herzberg, Bruce : Bentley College

Bruce Herzberg (Ph.D. Rutgers University) is professor and Chair of English at Bentley College. With Patricia Bizzell he has published Negotiating Difference (Bedford/St. Martin's, 1996), and with Patricia Bizzell and Nedra Reynolds, The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Writing, Fifth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2000).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

General Introduction
The Origins of Rhetoric
Classical Rhetoric
Medieval Rhetoric
The Renaissance
The Enlightenment
Nineteenth-Century Rhetoric
Modern and Postmodern Rhetoric



The Sophistic Movement
Isocrates and Education in Rhetoric
Aspasia and Opportunities for Women
Plato: True and False Rhetoric
Aristotle: Systematic Rhetoric
The Rise of Rome and the Rhetoric of Cicero
Imperial Rome and the Rhetoric of Quintilian
Encomium of Helen
Dissoi Logoi
Plato, From Menexenus
Cicero, From De Inventione
Athenaeus, From Deipnosophistae
Plutarch, From Lives
Against the Sophists
From Antidosis
*From Rhetoric
Rhetorica ad Herennium, Book IV
From De Oratore
*From Orator
From On the Sublime
From Institutes of Oratory



Christian Treatments of Rhetoric to Augustine
Rhetoric Under Siege in Europe to 1000 C.E.
The ''Renaissance of the Twelfth Century''
The Rise of the University
The Arts of Letter Writing and Preaching
On Christian Doctrine, Book IV
An Overview of the Structure of Rhetoric
From The Principles of Letter Writing
*Geoffrey of Vinsauf
From Poetria Nova
Robert of Basevorn
From The Form of Preaching
Christine de Pizan
*From The Book of the City of Ladies
From The Treasure of the City of Ladies



Rhetoric and Italian Humanism
Italian Women Humanists
Humanism in Northern Europe: Agricola, Erasmus, and Ramus
Humanism and Rhetoric in England: Ramus Versus Cicero
Desiderius Erasmus
From Copia: Foundations of the Abundant Style
*From Ecclesiasties
*Baldesar Castiglione
From The Book of the Courtier
Peter Ramus
From Arguments in Rhetoric Against Quintilian
Thomas Wilson
From The Art of Rhetorique
Francis Bacon
From The Advancement of Learning
From Novum Organum
Margaret Fell
Women's Speaking Justified, Proved, and Allowed by the Scriptures
*Madeleine de Scudéry
Of Conversation
Of Speaking Too Much or Too Little. And How We Ought to Speak.
*Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
From The Poet's Answer to the Most Illustrious Sister Filotea de la Cruz



Rhetoric in the Enlightenment: An Overview
Seventeenth-Century Rhetoric
Eighteenth-Century Rhetoric
John Locke
From An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
*David Hume
Of the Standard of Taste
*Mary Astell
From A Serious Proposal to the Ladies
Giambattista Vico
From On the Study Methods of Our Time
Thomas Sheridan
A Course of Lectures on Elocution, Lecture IV
Gilbert Austin
From Chironomia
George Campbell
From The Philosophy of Rhetoric
Hugh Blair
From Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres



Richard Whately's Rhetoric
The Development of Women's Rhetorics
The Rhetorics of Men of Color
The Rhetoric of Composition
Romanticism and Rhetoric
Language, Rhetoric, and Knowledge
Richard Whateley
From Elements of Rhetoric
*Maria W. Stewart
Lecture Delivered At The Franklin Hall
Mrs. Stewart's Farewell Address to Her Friends in the City of Boston
Sarah Grimké
Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Woman, Letters III, IV, and XIV
*Frederick Douglass
From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
From My Bondage and My Freedom
From The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
*Phoebe Palmer
The Promise of the Father, Chapter I
Tongue of Fire on the Daughters of the Lord
*Frances Willard
From Women in the Pulpit
From Women and Temperance
Alexander Bain and Adams Sherman Hill
Alexander Bain, From English Composition and Rhetoric
Adams Sherman Hill, From The Principles of Rhetoric
*Herbert Spencer
From The Philosophy of Style
Friedrich Nietzsche
On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense



Rhetoric and Composition
Speech Communication
Academic Rhetoric in Europe
Philosophy of Language versus Rhetoric
Semantics and Semiotics
The Meaning of Meaning in Philosophy and Literature
Meaning and Dialogism
Literature, Logic, Rhetoric, and Ethics
Rhetoric versus Logic
Discourse, Knowledge, and Ideology
Rhetorics of Gender, Race, and Culture in the Twentieth Century
The Reach of Rhetoric
Mikhail Bakhtin
From Marxism and the Philosophy of Language
From The Problem of Speech Genres
*Virginia Woolf
Professions for Women
Women and Fiction
Dorothy Richardson
From A Room of One's Own
I. A. Richards
I.A. Richards and C. K. Ogden, From The Meaning of Meaning
I. A. Richards, From The Philosophy of Rhetoric
Kenneth Burke
From A Grammar of Motives
From A Rhetoric of Motives
From Language as Symbolic Action
Richard Weaver
Language is Sermonic
The Phaedrus and the Nature of Rhetoric
Chaim Perelman
Chaim Perelman and Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca, From The New Rhetoric
Chaim Perelman, From The Realm of Rhetoric
Chaim Perelman, The New Rhetoric: A Theory of Practical Reasoning
Stephen Toulmin
From The Uses of Argument
From Logic and the Criticism of Arguments
Michel Foucault
From The Archaeology of Knowledge
From The Order of Discourse
Jacques Derrida
Signature Event Context
*Wayne C. Booth
From Modern Dogma and the Rhetoric of Assent
Hélène Cixous
The Laugh of the Medusa
Hélène Cixous and Catherine Clément, A Woman Mistress
*Adrienne Rich
When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision
The Distance Between Language and Violence
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
The Signifying Monkey and the Language of Signifyin(g): Rhetorical Difference and the Orders of Meaning
*Gloria Anzaldúa
From Borderlands/La Frontera
*Stanley Fish

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