Rhetoric and Natural History: Buffon in Polemical and Literary Context - Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 2001:03 (Paperback)
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Rhetoric and Natural History: Buffon in Polemical and Literary Context - Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 2001:03 (Paperback)

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This book examines the rhetorical dimension of eighteenth-century natural history. It focuses on the French naturalist and literary stylist Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon, author of the bestselling multi-volume Histoire naturelle (1749-1789). Natural history as Buffon and his contemporaries knew it remains a fascinating object of study for its breadth, its cultural openness, and its disorderly energy. Rhetoric here is understood as a set of techniques for attracting and persuading an audience. As a contribution both to literary studies and to the history of science, Rhetoric and natural history adds to our understanding of the intellectual culture of the French Enlightenment.

Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9780729407472
Number of pages: 225
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


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