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Rhetoric and natural history

Subtitle:
buffon in polemical and literary context
Abstract:

This book examines the rhetorical dimension of eighteenth-century natural history. It focuses on the French naturalist and literary stylist Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon, author of the bestselling multi-volume Histoire naturelle (1749-1789). Natural history as Buffon and his contemporaries knew it remains a fascinating object of study for its breadth, its cultural openness, and its disorderly energy. Rhetoric here is understood as a set of techniques for attracting and persuad... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Voltaire Foundation Publisher's website
Publication date:
2017-11-30
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VF1:354
Language:
English
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Text

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