Rhetoric: an Historical Introduction.Rhetoric: An Historical Introduction
Blackwell Black·well , Elizabeth 1821-1910.
British-born American physician who was the first woman to be awarded a medical doctorate in modern times (1849). Publishing
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Rhetoric: An Historical Introduction is a straightforward introduction to the art, skill, and history of rhetoric. Author Wendy Olmsted (Associate Professor, University of Chicago) discusses classical traditions of rhetoric, classical rhetoric and literary interpretation, and the role rhetoric has to play in contemporary disciplines. The place rhetoric has in specific great works of literature, such as Machiavelli's "The Prince", Augustine's "On Christian Doctrine", and much more is discussed at especial es·pe·cial
1. Of special importance or significance; exceptional: an occasion of especial joy.
2. length. A scholarly resource especially for college students seeking to acclimate themselves to principles of persuasiveness per·sua·sive
Tending or having the power to persuade: a persuasive argument.