Thorsten Burkard

27Rhetorik im Mittelalter und im Humanismus

Abstract: This paper offers an overview of the development of rhetorical studies from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance. On the one hand, it focuses on treatises in which the whole area of rhetoric was discussed (as in the works of Notker Labeo, George of Trebizond, Rodolphus Agricola, Philip Melanchthon, Peter Ramus) and reduced to its proper position within the framework of the liberal arts. On the other hand, it deals with specialized Artes manuals that emerged during the Middle Ages and were continued in typically humanistic fashion by the scholars of the Renaissance. These Artes taught letter- and speech-writing, the art of preaching, the skill of making verse and the general use ...

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