Andrew Melville and Humanism in Renaissance Scotland by Ernest R. Holloway III

By Ernest R. Holloway III

The highbrow legacy of Andrew Melville (1545-1622) as a pacesetter of the Renaissance and a promoter of humanism in Scotland has been obscured via "the Melville legend." with the intention to dispense with 'the Melville of renowned mind's eye' and recuperate 'the Melville of background, ' this paintings situates his lifestyles and inspiration in the broader context of the northern eu Renaissance and French humanism and seriously re-evaluates the first ancient records of the interval, specifically James Melville's Autobiography and Diary and the Melvini epistolae. through contemplating Melville as a humanist, collage reformer, ecclesiastical statesman, and guy, an attempt has been made to figure out his contribution to the flowering of the Renaissance and the expansion of humanism in Scotland in the course of the early glossy interval.

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Cameron (Edinburgh, 1972), 4; The Second Book of Discipline, 45–46. ” 16. ╇ 98 20 chapter one seemingly incapable of employing a more conciliatory approach in negotiating matters of reform. 101 While there exist a number of obvious parallels between Knox and Melville, there remain important differences that should caution the reader from forging too tight a link between them. Despite the fact that they were both from the east coast, Knox’s social origins were rather obscure and by comparison humble.

Maij 1590 (Edinburgh, 1590); McCrie, Life of Andrew Melville I, 301; Spottiswoode, The History of the Church of Scotland, Vol. II, 408. 109 ╇ Andrew Melville, Principis Scoti-Britannorvm Natalia (Edinburgh, 1594); McCrie, Life of Andrew Melville I, 376–377; McGinnis and Williamson, George Buchanan: The Political Poetry, 278–279. 110 ╇ Andrew Melville, Viri Clarissimi A. Melvini Mvsae et P. Adamsoni Vita et Palindoia (1620), 12. 111 ╇ Bradner, Musae Anglicanae: A History of Anglo-Latin Poetry 1500–1925, 152; Melville, Viri Clarissimi, 15–18.

Mackie, The University of Glasgow 1451–1951 (Glasgow, 1954). 135 ╇ David Ditchburn, “Educating the Elite: Aberdeen and Its Universities” in E. ), Aberdeen before 1800: a New History (East Linton, 2002), 327–346; David Stevenson, King’s College, Aberdeen, 1560–1641: From Protestant Reformation to Covenanting Revolution (Aberdeen, 1990); G. D. Henderson, The Founding of Marischal College (Aberdeen, 1947); Steven John Reid, “Aberdeen’s ‘Toun College’: Marischal College, 1593–1623,” 173–195. 136 ╇ P.

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