The Rhetorical Tradition
Second Edition   ©2001

The Rhetorical Tradition

Readings from Classical Times to the Present

Patricia Bizzell (College of the Holy Cross) , Bruce Herzberg (Bentley College)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-14839-9; ISBN-13: 978-0-312-14839-3; Format: Cloth Text

25 new selections. New pieces include the Dissoi Logoi, selections on Aspasia, and pieces from Longinus, Baldesar Castiglione, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, David Hume, Maria Stewart, and Adrienne Rich, among others.

Additional material from authors represented in the first edition. The Rhetorical Tradition now includes more of Aristotle's Rhetoric, an excerpt from Cicero's Orator, a selection from Christine de Pizan's The Book of the City of Ladies, and a specially commissioned translation of selections from Erasmus's Ecclesiastes -- providing more depth for students and scholars.

Women rhetoricians now represented in each part. 11 selections by women have been added to this edition, giving a more complete view of the history of rhetoric. New to this edition are selections on Aspasia in Part I, by Christine de Pisan in Part II, by Madeleine de Scudéry in Part III, by Frances Willard in Part IV, and by Gloria Anzaldúa in Part V.

Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Rhetoric are now in separate parts. Because of important additions to the Rhetoric of the Enlightenment, the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century selections now focus more sharply on different and important concerns of each era and therefore have been placed in their own units with separate introductions.

A glossary of carefully selected rhetorical terms. Over 70 cross-referenced entries provide additional help for students.

Updated bibliographies and introductions provide a thorough overview of the history of rhetoric and guidance on the most current scholarship.