By tracing the traditional progression of rhetoric from the Greek Sophists to contemporary theorists, The History and Theory of Rhetoric 6th edition (PDF) illustrates how persuasive public discourse performs essential social functions and shapes our daily lifes. College students gain a conceptual framework for practising and evaluating persuasive writing and speaking in a wide range of settings and in both visual and written media. This new 6th edition includes greater attention to non-Western studies, as well as contemporary developments such as the feminist rhetoric, rhetoric of science, the rhetoric of display, and comparative rhetoric. Known for its contemporary examples and clear writing style throughout, The History and Theory of Rhetoric emphasizes the relevance of rhetoric to today’s students.
“James Herrick invites students “further up and further in” to the contours and depths of the art of rhetoric. He offers serious engagements with historical textbooks that ground the art and wades into the currents of contemporary theories that simultaneously interrogate and rely upon our rhetorical heritage.” – Calvin L. Troup, Geneva College, USA
“In my opinion, The History and Theory of Rhetoric is the best rhetorical history etextbook on the market. Students at all levels appreciate its engaging, straightforward approach. Even so, serious theoretical and philosophical questions that arise from rhetoric’s history receive the attention and care they deserve. The ebook strikes a perfect balance between accessibility and rigor.” – Jackie Wheeler, Arizona State University, USA
“The History and Theory of Rhetoric 6e balances concise and illuminating reviews of canonical thinkers with critical discussions of the rhetorical tradition’s blind spots, internal conflicts, and periodic course corrections. Its accessible prose and lively pace help my students readily apprehend potentially intimidating material, and recognize how the insights of the past reverberate through contemporary culture.” – Brett Ingram, Ph.D., Boston College, USA
“The History and Theory of Rhetoric is not simply an ebook but a fascinating journey to explore the magnificent world of speech and mind interconnection throughout centuries, and its influence on various social developments of humanity. It is diverse and inclusive for all times and civilizations. The ebook is easy to understand and never simple. It provides useful skills, valuable knowledge and competitive tools. The ebook is a must for all those who want to explore the World of rhetoric!” – Anahit Parzyan, Nanjing University, China
NOTE: This sale only includes The History and Theory of Rhetoric: An Introduction, 6th edition in PDF form. No online codes included.