Friday, January 8, 2010

Non-Greek Ancient Rhetoric

Damián Baca & Victor Villanueva - Rhetorics of the Americas: 3114BCE to 2012CE

According to the description, this new book provides: "an understanding of discourse aimed to persuade within the Pre-Columbian Americas. The contributors in this collection offer glimpses of what those indigenous rhetorics might have looked like and how their influences remain."

This sounds like a great re-historicizing and counter-narrative about Precolombian rhetoric that is often marginalized in traditional discussions of ancient rhetoric.

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