Teaching the History of Rhetoric

The continuous importance of pedagogy to rhetoric may be the only uncontested aspect of the so-called “rhetorical tradition.” But rhetoric was not taught the same way everywhere.

When you’re teaching the history of rhetoric, how do you go about stretching beyond the times, geographies, and vocabularies that commonly receive the most scholarly attention?

Henricus de Alemannia con i suoi studenti. Laurentius de Voltolina, c. 1350. Public domain.

Below are some guides by subject experts in a variety of historical periods and places. If you have resources you’d like to contribute to this page, please contact us