[A] valuable tool for all scholars and students of the history of rhetoric.Winifred Bryan Horner, coeditor of "Rhetoric and Pedagogy: Its History, Philosophy, and Practice"
This edition is even more user-friendly than the first. It is a valuable work for students in both religious studies and biblical studies.--Religious Studies Review
|Reflecting the best and most recent scholarship in the history of rhetoric, George Kennedy enlarges and updates his overview of classical rhetoric, extending it into the arenas of Spanish, Mexican, European, and American rhetoric as well as women's rhetoric through the ages. With the addition of a new chapter he brings it into the present through his examination of twentieth-century English rhetoric and composition and critical theory. It becomes a valuable tool for all scholars and students of the history of rhetoric.--Winifred Bryan Horner, coeditor of Rhetoric and Pedagogy: Its History, Philosophy, and Practice
|Kennedy's revised edition will work exceedingly well in courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the disciplines of English (rhetoric and composition studies), communication studies, comparative literature, classics, economics, and the many other fields that have, in the last twenty-five years, found rhetoric to be indispensable. In this most recent revival of rhetoric, George Kennedy himself has been indispensable.--Kathleen E. Welch, University of Oklahoma|This is a truly revised and enlarged edition of a major work. The eminent classicist presents the history of rhetoric and its various relations from Homer to contemporary deconstruction. . . . Kennedy writes with ease and lucidity. His synoptic prowess melds the lives of the rhetoricians and the life of rhetoric in the West into one living process.--Journal of Early Christian Studies