Continuing our #VSI25 celebration of 25 years of the 'Very Short Introduction' series, for August we're exploring rhetoric from the Greeks to Gladstone and giving you free access to the first chapter of Richard Toye's 'Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction'
How it works: For each featured title we provide free access to the first chapter as well as a reading guide with questions for thought and discussion, written by the author. Over the course of the month we will post additional content on our Facebook group around the featured title to help foster discussion. Read at your own pace, in a group or by yourself, and leave your comments and thoughts on Facebook.
Explore the history of rhetoric with the first chapter of 'Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction':
‘From the Greeks to Gladstone’ provides an overview of the history of rhetoric from classical times to the late nineteenth century. Rhetoric has been seen as a complete system of education and has links to literature, science, commerce, and private conversation. How it is received is conditioned by technology, culture, and power relations within society...