Ideas in Context: Elizabethan Rhetoric: Theory and Practice Series Number 63 (Paperback)
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Ideas in Context: Elizabethan Rhetoric: Theory and Practice Series Number 63 (Paperback)

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Paperback 344 Pages / Published: 06/10/2005
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Peter Mack examines the impact of humanist training in rhetoric and argument on a range of Elizabethan prose texts, including political orations, histories, romances, conduct manuals, privy council debates and personal letters. Elizabethan Rhetoric reconstructs the knowledge, skills and approaches which an Elizabethan would have acquired in order to participate in the political and religious debates of the time: the approaches to an audience, analysis and replication of textual structures, organisation of arguments and tactics for disputation. Study of the rhetorical codes and conventions in terms of which debates were conducted is currently a major area of historical and literary enquiry, and Mack provides a wealth of new information about what was taught and how these conventions were exploited in personal memoranda, court depositions, sermons and political and religious pamphlets. This important book will be invaluable for all those interested in the culture, literature and political history of the period.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521020992
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 511 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Peter Mack has done a considerable service in this thorough survey of Elizabethan rhetoric ...' History of Political Thought
'... this is a significant contribution to our understanding of Elizabethan thought and expression, which deserves to be read by anyone interested in that period, whatever their discipline.' Review of English Studies
"Peter Mack's achievement in Elizabethan Rhetoric is twofold; he has both produced the single book to which those who wish to begin to consider Elizabethan rhetoric should be directed and he has offered a challenge to much recent critical writing to think again about some of its conclusions." John Lee, University of Bristol, Sixteenth Century Journal
"A splendid contribution to the Cambridge series Ideas in Context, whic hconsiders the develpoment of intellectual traditions amid concurrently evolving institutions." Renaissance Quarterly
"Mack provides an expert yet accessible study of the training in rhetoric and logic provided to Renaissance schoolboys in grammar school and university.... Recommended." Choice
"[Mack] knows whereof he writes. I unreservedly urge you to read Elizabethan Rhetoric." Bibliotheque d'humanisme

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