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Handbuch Politische Rhetorik
Handbook of Political Rhetoric

Edited by: Armin Burkhardt
New Handbook Series

The Handbook presents an overview of political speech, including its history, manifestations, traditional genres, text forms, characteristic tools, medial forms, and typical functions. In addition, the 50 articles offer analyses of rhetoric based on major authors in world literature as well as international and intercultural comparison.

  • An overview of central aspects, tools, and phenomena of political persuasion
  • Combines a survey perspective with exploration of specific aspects
  • Includes theory and practice in other political systems, the EU Parliament, and the UN General Assembly

Author Information

Armin Burkhardt, Magdeburg University, Germany.


"Der Band kann als umfassendes Kompendium des rhetorischen Wissens in bezug auf die Politik verstanden werden. [...] Ein seht ergiebiges Handbuch liegt damit vor; [...]"
Till Kinzel in: IFB 1 (2020), http://informationsmittel-fuer-bibliotheken.de/showfile.php?id=10202

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