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This volume gathers over forty papers by leading scholars in the field of the history of rhetoric. It illustrates the current trends in this new area of research and offers a great richness of insights. The contributors are from fourteen different countries in Europe, America and Asia ; the majority of the papers are in English and French, some others in German, Italian, and Spanish. The texts and subjects covered include the Bible, Classical Antiquity, Medieval and Modern Europe, Chinese and Korean civilization, and the contemporary world. Word, speech, language and institutions are addressed from several points of view. One major topic, among many others, is Rhetoric and Religion.
In: «Car c'est l'amour qui me plaît, non le sacrifice...»
In: New Chapters in the History of Rhetoric
In: Aelius Aristides between Greece, Rome, and the Gods
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Peer-reviewed scholarly monographs on the history of rhetoric in its broadest sense, i.e. original and innovative research concerning the theory and the practice of rhetoric in all periods and all languages, and the connections between rhetoric and poetics, theory and literary criticism, philosophy, politics, religion, law and other aspects of culture and society.
Original sources and documents, as well as critical editions of texts will also be considered.
Manuscripts in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish are accepted for review.

The series published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.

Craig Kallendorf in memoriam (1954-2023)
Craig was a great scholar, recognized as an expert on the reception of Virgil, as well as a wonderful person, respected by all for his level-headedness, fairness and openness to others. He served as an editor of the ISHR series for fifteen years and approached every task with the utmost dedication and care. Those who knew him in this capacity remember him fondly and deeply, and his legacy will live on in the books he helped to bring to life.