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<span style="" >Funeral Oratory and the Cultural Ideals of Italian Humanism</span>

360 pp., 5.875 x 9

ISBN  978-0-8078-6566-8
Published: May 2011

Funeral Oratory and the Cultural Ideals of Italian Humanism

By John M. McManamon, S.J.

By studying the funeral orations of Renaissance Italy, McManamon analyzes Italian humanism as a characteristic phase in Western rhetorical culture. By examining hundreds of funeral speeches, he provides a valuable overview of major civic issues and humanistic themes, adding significant new material to the history of rhetoric. When Italian humanists spoke at funerals, they took this unique opportunity to press for their reformist goals.

Originally published in 1989.

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