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Pretexts of Authority The Rhetoric of Authorship in the Renaissance Preface

by Kevin Dunn

Pretexts of Authority The Rhetoric of Authorship in the Renaissance Preface Synopsis

Dunn describes the Renaissance rhetoric of authorship and authority by examining the locus where it appears in its most concentrated form-the preface. He shows how the notion of authorship changed in the shifts to the modern public sphere and from religion to science as legitimizing authorship.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780804722841
Publication date: 1st May 1994
Author: Kevin Dunn
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 216 pages
Categories: Literary studies: classical, early & medieval, Writing & editing guides,

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