Bending Opinion: Essays on Persuasion in the Public Domain by Ton Van Haaften, Henrike Jansen, Jaap De Jong, Willem De

By Ton Van Haaften, Henrike Jansen, Jaap De Jong, Willem De Koetsenruijter

From classical antiquity till the current, humans and teams have taken to public areas, now principally digital, that allows you to relay their message and try and convince others. And for simply as lengthy, the tools of organizing and carrying out such public debate and determination making were hotly contested. This selection of essays by way of wonderful overseas students offers an summary of the country of interdisciplinary scholarship at the artwork of rhetoric and the various methods and methodologies inside it. Bending Opinion cites a bunch of suitable examples, from Barack Obama to Geert Wilders, in addition to compelling case reports.

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Moreover, the official political separation of the Eastern and Western parts of the Roman Empire in the year 395 also took place at the very time that Aphthonius most proba- [ 53 ] LUP Bending Opinion Boek_Layout 2 27-01-11 14:46 Pagina 54 k r au s bly wrote his little handbook. Furthermore, in that period, Antioch was also a hot spot of religious dissension and debate. By the late fourth century, the town was already about eighty percent Christianized and the see of an important Patriarchate which, according to church tradition, was founded by the Apostle Saint Peter himself (see Sandwell 2007).

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