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288 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474430104

Bookseller Code (06)

The Concept of Conversation

From Cicero's Sermo to the Grand Siècle's Conversation

David Randall

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • The first book-length history of early modern conversation in English
  • Synthesizes early modern intellectual history within the frameworks of rhetoric and conversation
  • Places the history of women's speech at the heart of the history of early modern rhetoric
  • Fuses Habermas' historical-theoretical framework to the history of rhetoric and revises both