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Published: 01 December 2012

640 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719070310

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Rhetoric and the Writing of History, 400-1500

Matthew Kempshall

Published by Manchester University Press

Historical Approaches MUP

  • A comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of medieval historiography and the principles of classical rhetoric on which this historiography was based Covers (i) classical rhetoric; (ii) ancient history; (iii) patristic theology; (iv) medieval history; (v) fifteenth-century 'Renaissance' history Designed to bring together a huge amount of material that is unavailable, inaccessible or off-putting to present-day undergraduate and graduate history students Provides a context and a commentary on modern discussions of the relationship between history and literary theory Provides an excellent companion volume to the texts in the series 'Manchester Medieval Sources'