The History and Theory of Rhetoric: An Introduction
The History and Theory of Rhetoric offers an accessible discussion of the history of rhetorical studies in the Western tradition, from ancient Greece to contemporary American and European theorists. By tracing the historical progression of rhetoric from the Greek Sophists of the 5th Century B.C. to contemporary studies—such as the rhetoric of science and feminist rhetoric—...more
The one major concern I have with the textbook is that it brings together a bunch of things that aren't directly rhetorical theory, including things like Habermas' public sphere theory and Foucault's analysis of discourse and power. These clearly have connections to rhetoric, but I feel ...more
This type of information at least is understandable and pragmatic in its definitions.