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In Defence of Rhetoric

Brian Vickers


Setting out to reinstate rhetoric, this book opens with an overview of the rhetorical system as developed in classical times. It surveys and analyses material from Aristotle to Plato through the Renaissance to the modern novel and the critical theories of Roman Jakobson and Paul de Man.

Keywords: rhetoric, rhetorical system, classical times, Aristotle, Plato, Renaissance, modern novel, critical theories, Roman Jakobson, Paul de Man

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1989 Print ISBN-13: 9780198117919
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117919.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Vickers, author
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich; founding President of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric
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