Abstract: The paper traces historic milestones in the development of rhetoric in the different parliaments. The articlecovers therhetoricalpatternsbeforethe Hellenistic period, the flowering ofAncient Greeceand Rome, the revolutionary rhetoricof Franceand England, and the communistrhetoricfrom the period1944-1989. Without being exhaustive, the article summarizes the major part of the currently available literature in Bulgarian. This gives an idea of the history of parliamentary rhetoric, firstly; and secondly – it shows scientific interest in the topic.
Keywords: Parliamentary rhetoric, antiquity, parliament, scientific literature in Bulgarian
Rhetoric and Communications E-journal, Issue 2, December 2011, http://rhetoric.bg/, ISSN 1314-4464