Shakespeare's Arguments with History (Hardback)
  • Shakespeare's Arguments with History (Hardback)

Shakespeare's Arguments with History (Hardback)

Hardback 235 Pages / Published: 21/12/2001
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Argument was the basis of Renaissance education; both rhetoric and dialectic permeated early modern humanist culture, including drama. This study approaches Shakespeare's history plays by analyzing the use of argument in the plays and examining the importance of argument in Renaissance culture. Knowles shows how analysis of arguments of speech and action take us to the core of the plays, in which Shakespeare interrogates the nature of political morality and truth as grounded in the history of what men do and say.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333970218
Number of pages: 235
Weight: 465 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm


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This book provides a fresh, strikingly original and informative reexamination of the history of the Persian Gulf. It encourages us to see the Gulf not as a collection of disparate states but as a unit, with a unique and common culture based on extensive trade, fluid movement of peoples, and a tolerance for diversity. It will be indispensable reading for anyone interested in a region whose strategic, political, economic and financial importance has grown spectacularly in the last four decades." - Shaul Bakhash, Clarence Robinson Professor of History, George Mason University "The Gulf countries, the keys to the security and economic future of the Middle East, receive meager attention, at best, in university studies. Few professors visit there, and those who visit but one or two countries inevitably come away with skewed impressions. Never has a general work on the history of a region been more sorely needed. And never has there been greater justification for presenting a history as a series of articles embodying various authorial viewpoints. Historical thinking about the Gulf as a whole is still in an embryonic stage, but this collection provides some of the insights that will help its speedy maturation." - Richard W. Bulliet, Professor of History, Columbia University "The 'Persian Gulf in History' brings together a collection of essays of outstanding importance and quality, each written by a leading authority in the field. This volume represents a signal achievement in the study of the Gulf as a single unit of analysis, from its earliest history until recent times. It also illustrates in fine detail the multiple connections and entanglements between the Gulf and the outside world, whether it be the Indian Ocean or the European and American powers. The picture that emerges is complex, richly textured and marks a new standard in the scholarship on this exceptionally important, yet understudied, part of the world." - Bernard Haykel, Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

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