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The Resource The emperor of men's minds : literature and the Renaissance discourse of rhetoric, Wayne A. Rebhorn

The emperor of men's minds : literature and the Renaissance discourse of rhetoric, Wayne A. Rebhorn

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The emperor of men's minds : literature and the Renaissance discourse of rhetoric
Title
The emperor of men's minds
Title remainder
literature and the Renaissance discourse of rhetoric
Statement of responsibility
Wayne A. Rebhorn
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Language
eng
Summary
"In a book that will change the way we read Renaissance rhetoric, Wayne A. Rebhorn shows that the issues at stake are not dialogue and debate but power and control. Looking closely at what rhetoricians themselves said about their art, Rebhorn explores the profound engagement of rhetoric with some of the major cultural concerns of the time, including political authority, social mobility, gender relations, and attitudes toward the body." "As he reads texts by Shakespeare, Jonson, Herbert, Carew, Tirso de Molina, Machiavelli, Rabelais, and Moliere, among others, Rebhorn offers a new model for the rhetorical reading of literature. Renaissance literature, he maintains, subjects rhetorical discourse to examination and evaluation and in the process exposes its many contradictions and evasions." "According to Rebhorn, rhetoricians imagine orators ambiguously, both as absolutist rulers who employ rhetoric to help maintain the status quo, and as base-born outsiders who use it to promote their own social advancement or even to resist authority. Renaissance rhetoric is equally ambiguous when it confronts issues of gender, for it identifies itself as simultaneously male and female, both "masculine" in its power and "feminine" in its procreativity and adornment. Finally, Renaissance rhetoric conveys a contradictory vision of the body, for although it is most typically aligned with the body image associated with elites, it simultaneously identities itself with the ethically suspect, grotesque body linked with the lower classes."--Jacket
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1943-
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Rebhorn, Wayne A.
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Rhetoric & society
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  • European literature
  • Rhetoric, Renaissance
  • Rhetoric
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The emperor of men's minds : literature and the Renaissance discourse of rhetoric, Wayne A. Rebhorn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-270) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31011729
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780801425622
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1643510
Label
The emperor of men's minds : literature and the Renaissance discourse of rhetoric, Wayne A. Rebhorn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31011729
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780801425622
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1643510

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