Tutor: Katherine Cross (tutor for 2018-19) / Mary Garrison
Module type: Comparative Histories
Module Code: HIS00050H
Rhetoric has been central to Western European Education and Public life since Antiquity. It has also been controversial in all eras. After several introductory seminars on rhetoric and its history, this module will focus on a few themes and topics which are particularly revealing when studied in comparative historical perspective.
The question of how historians can use knowledge of rhetoric to illuminate cultural history will be kept constantly in focus.
No prior acquaintance with rhetoric, rhetorical terms, or classical language is necessary; students will be have the opportunity to read some classical texts in translation.
Seminar topics are likely to include the following:-
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