Rhetoric in Byzantium: Papers from the Thirty-fifth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Exeter College, University of Oxford, March 2001 - Publications of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies (Hardback)
  • Rhetoric in Byzantium: Papers from the Thirty-fifth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Exeter College, University of Oxford, March 2001 - Publications of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies (Hardback)
zoom

Rhetoric in Byzantium: Papers from the Thirty-fifth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Exeter College, University of Oxford, March 2001 - Publications of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies (Hardback)

(editor), (series editor)
£98.99
Hardback 294 Pages / Published: 13/06/2003
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
'Rhetoric in Byzantium' explores the ways in which rhetoric functioned in Byzantine society - as a tool for the effective communication of ideas and ideologies, but at times also a barrier that inhibited the expression of real feelings and everyday realities, and imposed a burden of decoding on outsiders. After an introduction on the practical and textual background to Byzantine rhetoric, the essays are grouped in five sections. The first two deal with the basis of rhetoric in Byzantium and its public uses, principally in imperial and ecclesiastical ceremonial. The next sections look at how rhetoric affects the definition of literature in a Byzantine context and the aesthetic to be used in approaching Byzantine literature, with reference to current critical approaches, and specifically at the role of rhetoric in the writing of history - does it only obscure the facts, or does the rhetorical process itself provide information at other levels? The final essays examine the interaction of the written word and pictorial representation and the question of whether real connections between rhetorical training and artistic production can be demonstrated.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780754634539
Number of pages: 294
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm

You may also be interested in...

When China Rules The World
Added to basket
Ten Cities that Made an Empire
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Prince
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
The Cold War
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Civilisation
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
A History of the World
Added to basket
The One That Got Away
Added to basket
Guns, Germs And Steel
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Great Degeneration
Added to basket
Sapiens
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Hiroshima
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Sacred History
Added to basket
£14.99   £9.99
Paperback
The Ancient Guide to Modern Life
Added to basket
The First World War
Added to basket
Byzantium
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Secret History of the World
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.