By Djelal Kadir

ISBN-10: 0520074424

ISBN-13: 9780520074422

ISBN-10: 0585117101

ISBN-13: 9780585117102

Columbus is the 1st blazing celebrity in a constellation of ecu adventurers whose correct to say and overcome each one land mass they encountered used to be completely unquestioned through their countrymen. How a process of spiritual ideals made the taking of the recent global attainable and laudable is the point of interest of Kadir's well timed assessment of the founding doctrines of empire.

The language of prophecy and divine predestination fills the pronouncements of these who ventured around the Atlantic. the consequences of such language and their implications for present theoretical debates approximately colonialism and decolonization are legion. Kadir means that during this supposedly postcolonial period, richer countries and the privileged nonetheless manage the rhetoric of conquest to justify and serve their very own worldly ends. For colonized peoples who dwell this present day on the "ends of the earth," the age of exploitation can be no diverse from the age of exploration.

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By Tim Whitmarsh

ISBN-10: 0520276817

ISBN-13: 9780520276819

The "Second Sophistic" characteristically refers to a interval on the top of the Roman Empire's energy that witnessed a flourishing of Greek rhetoric and oratory, and because the nineteenth century it has frequently been considered as a protection of Hellenic civilization opposed to the domination of Rome. This booklet proposes a really assorted version. masking well known fiction, poetry and Greco-Jewish fabric, it argues for a wealthy, dynamic, and various tradition, which can't be decreased to an easy version of continuity. Shining new gentle on a chain of playful, imaginitive texts which are disregarded of the normal bills of Greek literature, Whitmarsh versions a extra adventurous, exploratory method of later Greek tradition. past the second one Sophistic deals not just a brand new manner of taking a look at Greek literature from three hundred BCE onwards, but in addition a problem to the Eurocentric, aristocratic buildings put on the Greek historical past. obtainable and energetic, it is going to entice scholars and students of Greek literature and tradition, Hellenistic Judaism, international literature, and cultural idea.

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By Matthew R. Malcolm

ISBN-10: 1107032091

ISBN-13: 9781107032095

The 1st letter to the Corinthians is among the so much mentioned biblical books in New testomony scholarship this day. regardless of this, there was no consensus on its association and crucial subject, particularly why the subject of the resurrection used to be left till the tip of the letter, and what its theological importance could were to the Corinthian church. Matthew R. Malcolm analyses this rhetoric of 'reversal', examines the solidarity of the epistle, and addresses key difficulties at the back of specific chapters. He argues that whereas Jewish and Greco-Roman assets give a contribution considerably to the final association of the letter, Paul writes as one whose identification and rhetorical assets of constitution and imagery were reworked by way of his preaching, or kerygma, of Christ. The learn might be of curiosity to scholars of latest testomony experiences, Pauline theology and early Christianity.

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By Piotr Cap

ISBN-10: 1847180809

ISBN-13: 9781847180803

How did the G.W. Bush management be capable of convince american citizens to visit conflict in Iraq in March 2003? How was once this intervention, and the worldwide crusade named as war-on-terror, legitimised linguistically? This publication exhibits that the simplest legitimisation results in political discourse are comprehensive by using proximization a cognitive-rhetorical method that attracts at the speaker s skill to provide occasions as without delay and more and more affecting the addressee, frequently in a destructive or threatening manner. There are 3 elements of proximization: spatial, temporal and axiological. The spatial point contains the construal of occasions within the discourse as bodily endangering the addressee. The temporal point comprises proposing the occasions as more and more momentous and old and for that reason of relevant importance to either the addressee and the speaker. The axiological element is composed in a growing to be conflict among the process of values adhered to via the speaker and the addressee, and the values characterizing a 3rd get together whose activities, ideologically damaging, are made proximate and hence threatening. even supposing the tripartite version of proximization proposed within the publication is particularly advanced on the point of its linguistic realisation, the operating assumption is intriguingly simple: addressees of political discourse usually tend to legitimise pre-emptive activities aimed toward neutralizing the proximate chance in the event that they construe the risk as individually consequential. The e-book exhibits how language of the war-on-terror, and particularly the rhetoric of the Iraq warfare, reply to this precondition. 'Piotr Cap's ebook takes nice theoretical strides in severe discourse research, exploring the scale of house, time and cost, and making use of his version to decisive texts within the modern world.' Paul Chilton, Lancaster collage

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By Eric S. Knowles, Jay A. Linn

ISBN-10: 0805844864

ISBN-13: 9780805844863

Resistance and Persuasion is the 1st e-book to investigate the character of resistance and show the way it should be decreased, triumph over, or used to advertise persuasion. through interpreting resistance, and offering thoughts for overcoming it, this new booklet generates perception into new points of impact and persuasion. With contributions from the leaders within the box, this e-book offers unique principles and study that show how realizing resistance can enhance persuasion, compliance, and social impact. some of the authors current their study for the 1st time. 4 faces of resistance are pointed out: reactance, mistrust, scrutiny, and inertia. The concluding bankruptcy summarizes the book's theoretical contributions and establishes a resistance-based learn schedule for persuasion and perspective swap. This new publication is helping to set up resistance as a sound sub-field of persuasion that's equivalent in strength to persuade.

Resistance and Persuasion bargains many new revelations approximately persuasion:

*Acknowledging resistance is helping to lessen it.

*Raising reactance makes a powerful message extra persuasive.

*Putting arguments right into a narrative raises their impact.

*Identifying illegitimate assets of data strengthens the impression of valid sources.

*Looking forward reduces resistance to persuasive makes an attempt.

This quantity will attract researchers and scholars from quite a few disciplines together with social, cognitive, and health and wellbeing psychology, verbal exchange, advertising, political technological know-how, journalism, and education.

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By Robert Byrne

ISBN-10: 0449907511

ISBN-13: 9780449907511

America's number 1 phrasemeister is again! Robert Byrne, writer of 4 earlier volumes of 637 top issues anyone Ever stated, maintains his lifelong quest for the best of verbal treasures -- the fastest quips, the sharpest retorts, the brightest truths. for example . . .

#59: "Sex among a guy and a girl may be great -- supplied you get among the appropriate guy and woman." Woody Allen

#61: "I think that intercourse is the main attractive, ordinary, and healthy factor that money can buy." Steve Martin

#205: "My husband thinks that future health nutrients is something he eats ahead of the expiration date." Rita Rudner

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By Debra Hawhee

ISBN-10: 0292705840

ISBN-13: 9780292705845

The position of athletics in historical Greece prolonged way past the geographical regions of kinesiology, pageant, and leisure. In educating and philosophy, athletic practices overlapped with rhetorical ones and shaped a shared mode of data creation. ''Bodily Arts'' examines this exciting intersection, providing an immense context for realizing the attitudes of old Greeks towards themselves and their surroundings. In classical society, rhetoric was once an job, person who was once in essence 'performed'. Detailing how athletics got here to be rhetoric's 'twin paintings' within the physically features of studying and function, ''Bodily Arts'' attracts on assorted orators and philosophers resembling Isocrates, Demosthenes, and Plato, in addition to clinical treatises and a wealth of artifacts from the time, together with statues and vases. Debra Hawhee's insightful research spotlights the proposal of a classical fitness center because the position for a ordinary 'mingling' of athletic and rhetorical performances, and using historical athletic guideline to create rhetorical education in accordance with rhythm, repetition, and reaction. featuring her facts opposed to the backdrop of a vast cultural point of view instead of a slender disciplinary one, Hawhee provides a pioneering interpretation of Greek civilization from the 6th, 5th, and fourth centuries BCE by means of gazing its electorate in motion.

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