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- DescriptionThe Eloquence of Mary Astell makes an important contribution to the kwledge and understanding of the important role that women, and one woman in particular, played in the history of rhetoric. Mary Astell (1666-1731) was an unusually perceptive thinker and writer during the time of the Enlightenment. Here, author Christine Sutherland explores her importance as a rhetorician, an area that has, until recently, received little attention. Astell was widely kwn and respected during her own time, but her influence and reputation receded in the years after her death. Her importance as an Enlightenment thinker is becoming more and more recognized, however. As a skilled theorist and practitioner of rhetoric, Astell wrote extensively on education, philosophy, politics, religion, and the status of women. She showed that it was possible for a woman to move from the semi-private form of rhetoric represented by conversation and letters into full public participation in philosophical and political debate.
- Author BiographyChristine Sutherland is professor emerita in the Department of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary. She has written extensively on women in the history of rhetoric.
- Author(s)Christine Mason Sutherland
- PublisherUniversity of Calgary Press
- Date of Publication31/03/2005
- SubjectPopular Culture & Media: General Interest
- Place of PublicationCalgary
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of Calgary Press
- Content Noteport.
- Weight346 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine14 mm
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