Rhetoric and Courtliness in Early Modern Literature

Rhetoric and Courtliness in Early Modern Literature

Jennifer Richards


The artwork of dialog used to be extensively believed to were encouraged by way of the republican thinker Cicero. spotting his effect on courtesy literature (the major resource for "civil conversation"), Jennifer Richards finds new methods of pondering humanism as a undertaking of linguistic and social reform. Richards explores the curiosity in civil dialog between mid-Tudor humanists, John Cheke, Thomas Smith and Roger Ascham, in addition to their self-styled successors, Gabriel Harvey and Edmund Spencer.

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