Rhetoric and Rhythm in Byzantium: The Sound of Persuasion (BOK)

Vessela Valiavitcharska

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Rhetoric and Rhythm in Byzantium takes a fresh look at rhetorical rhythm and its theory and practice, highlighting the close affinity between rhythm and argument. Based on material from Byzantine and Old Church Slavonic homilies and from Byzantine rhetorical commentaries, the book redefines and expands our understanding of both Byzantine and Old Church Slavonic prose rhythm. It positions rhetorical rhythm at the intersection of prose and poetry and explores its role in argumentation and persuasion, suggesting that rhetorical rhythm can carry across linguistic boundaries, and in general aims to demonstrate the stylistic and argumentative importance of rhythm in rhetorical practice. Along the way, it challenges the entrenched separation between content and style and emphasizes the role of rhythm as a tool of invention and a means of creating shared emotional experience.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Vessela Valiavitcharska
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107037366
Antall sider 248 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,6cm
Vekt 490 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: classical, early & medieval