Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, c1996.
Book — 135 p.
Rhetoric : old world and new
Bernardino de Sahagún and the rhetoric of the other
Diego Valadés : an ancient art in a new world
Bartolomé de las Casas and José de Acosta : the other as audience
El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega : renaissance rhetoric and native narrative
José de Arriaga : extirpation and persuasion in the New World.
The author seeks to show in this book that when the literate culture of the Old World confronted the oral culture of the New, rhetoricians faced issues unanticipated by their classical predecessors and for which European experiences offered few insights. (source: Nielsen Book Data)