An Historical and Cross Cultural Introduction
By (author) George A. Kennedy
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Comparative Rhetoric by George A. Kennedy
Book DescriptionThis is the first book to offer a cross-cultural overview of rhetoric as a universal feature of expression and communication. The author explores analogies to human rhetoric in animal communication, rhetorical factors in the origin of human speech, and rhetorical conventions in traditionally oral societies around the world. The second part of the book discusses rhetoric as understood and practised in early literate cultures, seeking to identify what is unique or unusual in the western tradition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195109337
(233mm x 155mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 6-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author George A. Kennedy
On Rhetoric, Paperback (August 2006)
A revision of George Kennedy's translation of, introdution to, and commentary on Aristotle's On Rhetoric. His translation is most accurate, his general introduction is the most thorough and insightful, and his brief introductions to sections of the work, along with his explanatory footnotes, are the most useful available.
New History of Classical Rhetoric, Paperback (October 1994)» View all books by George A. Kennedy
Provides a comprehensive history of classical rhetoric. This work begins by identifying the rhetorical features of early Greek literature that anticipated the formulation of "metarhetoric," or a theory of rhetoric, in the fifth and fourth centuries and then traces the development of that theory through the Greco-Roman period.
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Author Biography - George A. Kennedy
George A. Kennedy taught classics, comparative literature, and rhetoric at the University of North Carolina for twenty-eight years and now lives in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is the author of many books, and is the renowned translator of Aristotle's On Rhetoric: A Theory of Civic Discourse (OUP, 1991).
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