Jesuit Rhetoric Bibliography

Primary Texts (Pre-1800)

Cipriano Suárez. De arte rhetorica (1562)

Francis Borgia.  De ratione concionandi (1579)

Manuale Rhetorum (1588)

Ludovico Carbone. De arte dicendi (1589)

_____. De oratoria et dialectica inventione (1589)

_____. Divinus orator (1595)

Antonio Possevino. Bibliotheca Selecta (1593)

“Rules for the Professor of Rhetoric.” Ratio Studiorum . (1599)

Bernardino de Llanos. Illustrium Auctorum Collectanea (1604)

Carlos Reggio. Orator Christianus (1612)

Giulio Mazarini .  Pratica breve del predicare (1615)

Jose de Arriaga. Rhetoris Christiani (1619)

Nicolas Caussin. De eloquentiae sacrae et humanae parallela (1619)

_____. La cour sainte (1634)

P. Louis de Cressolles. Vacationes Autumnales (1620)

Domingo Velázquez. Breve Instruccion y Suma Rethórica de Predicadores (1625)

Famiano Strada. Eloquentia bipartite (1638)

Michael Radau. Orator extemporaneus (1640)

Tomás González. De Arte Rhetorica (1646)

François Pomey. Candidatus rhetoricae (1659)

Bohuslav Balbin z Orli─Źné. Quaesita oratoria (1677)

Claude Buffier. Traité de l’éloquence (1728)

 

Secondary Texts

Abbott, Don Paul. Rhetoric in the New World: Rhetorical Theory and Practice in Colonial Spanish America . U of South Carolina P, 1996.

_____. “Aztecs and Orators: Rhetoric in New Spain.” Texte: Revue de Critique et de Théorie Littéraire 8/9 (1989): 353-65.

Bayley, Peter.  French Pulpit Oratory, 1598-1650: A Study in Themes and Styles, with a Descriptive Catalogue of Printed Texts .  Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1980.

Blanchard, Jean-Vincent. L'optique du discours au XVIIe siècle : de la rhètorique des
jésuites au style de la raison moderne (Descartes, Pascal) . Saint-Nicolas, Québec : Presses de l'Université Laval, 2005.

Boriaud, Jean-Yves. “‘L’Orator Christianus’: D’apres les traités de rhétorique jésuites de la 1re moitié du XVIIe siècle.” Bulletin de l’Association Guillaume Budé 12 (June 1988): 162-72.

Boswell, Grant. "Letter Writing among the Jesuits: Antonio Possevino's Advice in the
Bibliotheca Selecta (1593)." Huntington Library Quarterly 66 (2003): 247-62

Campbell, Stephen F. “Nicolas Caussin’s ‘Spirituality of Communication’: A Meeting of Divine and Human Speech.” Renaissance Quarterly 46 (Spring 1993): 44-70.

Conley, Thomas M. “Jesuit Rhetorics” and “Nicolas Caussin.” In Rhetoric in the European Tradition . Longman, 1990. 152-57 and 182-83.

Conte, Sophie, ed. Nicolas Caussin: rhétorique et spiritualité à l'époque de Louis XIII ; actes du colloque de Troyes (16-17 septembre 2004) . Berlin-Hamburg-Münster: LIT Verlag, 2007.

Dainville, Francois de. “L’evolution de l’enseignement de la rhétorique au dix-septième siècle.” In L'Education des Jésuites : XVIe-XVIIIe siècles . Paris : Editions de Minuit, 1978. 187-208.

Donnelly, Francis Patrick. Principles of Jesuit education in practice . P. J. Kenedy & Sons, 1934.

Duminuco, Vincent, ed. The Jesuit Ratio Studiorum of 1599: 400th Anniversary Perspectives . Fordham UP, 2000.

Flynn, Lawrence J. “The De Arte Rhetorica of Cyprian Soarez, S.J.,” QJS 42 (1956): 367-74.

_____. “Sources and Influence of Soarez’ De Arte Rhetorica .” QJS 43 (1957): 257-65.

Fothergill-Payne, Louise. "The Jesuits as Masters of Rhetoric and Drama." Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispanicos 10 (Spring 1986): 375-87.

Fumaroli, Marc. L'Age de l'éloquence : rhétorique et "res literaria" de la Renaissance au seuil de l'époque classique . Paris: Champion, 1980.

_____. “Baroque et classicisme: L’Imago Primi Saeculi Societatis Jesu (1640) et ses adversaries.” In his L’école du silence: Le sentiment des images au XVIIe siècle . Paris: Flammarion, 1994. 343-65.

_____. “Le corps éloquent: Une somme d’actio et pronuntiato rhetorica au XVIIe siècle: Les Vacationes Autumnales du P. Louis de Cressolles (1620).” XVIIe Siècle 33 (1981): 237-64.

_____. “Définition et description: Scholastique et rhétorique chez les jésuites des XVId et XVIIe siècles.” In Travaux de Linguistique et de Literature 18 (1980):37-48.

_____. “The Fertility and Shortcomings of Renaissance Rhetoric: The Jesuit Case.” In O’Malley, The Jesuits . 90-106.

Gross, Daniel M. “Caussin’s Passion and the New History of Rhetoric.” Rhetorica 21 (Spring 2003): 89-112.

Jones, Matthew Laurence. The Good Life in the Scientific Revolution: Descartes, Pascal, Leibniz, and the Cultivation of Virtue . University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Lang, R. “The Teaching of Rhetoric in French Jesuit Colleges: 1556-1762.” Speech Monographs 19 (1952): 286-98.

Levy, Evonne Anita. Propaganda and the Jesuit Baroque . University of California Press, 2004.

Maryks, Robert A.. Saint Cicero and the Jesuits: The Influence of the Liberal Arts on the Adoption of Moral Probabalism . Ashgate, 2008.

Meersman, Roger. “Père René Rapin’s Eloquence des Belles-Lettres.” Speech Monographs 38 (1971): 290-301.

Moss, Jean Dietz. “The Rhetoric Course at the Collegio Romano in the Latter Half of the Sixteenth Century.” Rhetorica 4 (Spring 1986): 137-51.

_____. “Sacred Rhetoric and Appeals to the Passions: A Northern Italian View.” In Perspectives on Early Modern and Modern Intellectual History . Ed. Joseph Marino and Melinda Schlitt. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2000. 375-400.

_____, and William A. Wallace. Rhetoric and Dialectic in the Time of Galileo . Catholic U of America P, 2003.

O’Malley, John. The First Jesuits . Harvard UP, 1993.

_____. “The Jesuit Educational Enterprise in Historical Perspective.” In Jesuit Higher Education: Essays on an American Tradition of Excellence , ed. Rolando F. Bonachea. Pittsburgh: Duquesne UP, 1989. 10-25.

_____. Praise and Blame in Renaissance Rome: Rhetoric, Doctrine, and Reform in the Sacred Orators of the Papal Court, ca. 1450-1521 . Duke UP, 1979.

O’Malley, John W., Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Steven Harris, and T. Frank Kennedy, eds. The Jesuits: Cultures, Sciences, and the Arts, 1540-1773 . University of Toronto Press, 1999.

O'Malley, John W. , Johann Bernhard Staudt, Gauvin Alexander Bailey, and Steven J. Harris, eds. The Jesuits II: Cultures, Sciences, and the Arts, 1540-1773 . U of Toronto P, 2006.

Padberg, John W. Colleges in Controversy: The Jesuit Schools in France from Revival to Suppression, 1815-1880 . Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1969.

Shuger, Debora K. Sacred Rhetoric: The Christian Grand Style in the English Renaissance . Princeton: Princeton UP, 1988.

Stein, Susan Margaret. "Integrating a pedagogy of writing with personal formation in the Jesuit tradition" (January 1, 1995). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Paper AAI9536626. http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/dissertations/AAI9536626

Wilkins, Kathleen S. A Study of the Works of Claude Buffier . Geneva: Institut et Musée Voltaire, 1969.