Vittorio Frajese

History and rhetoric

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This essay focuses on the necessary and unavoidable relationship between history and rhetoric, as the development of !"th C. historiography had showed. After the connection between drama and historiography is established, the essay put in evidence the role of objectivation of ideology played by historiography and analyses some rhetoric effects of the writing of history. In the last part it takes into consideration the relationship between rhetoric and proof, to ends up considering how different is the writing of history from legal process.


  • Arts
  • drama
  • history
  • rhetoric


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