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 through "the Melville legend." for you to dispense with 'the Melville of well known mind's eye' and get better 'the Melville of historical past, ' this paintings situates his lifestyles and concept in the broader context of the northern ecu Renaissance and French humanism and seriously re-evaluates the first historic files 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 through the early sleek interval.

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I Textual Criticism and Exegesis (Oxford, 1983). 140 ╇ Alain Dufour, Théodore de Bèze: Poète et Théologien (Genève, 2006); Kirk M. Summers (ed. ), A View from the Palatine: The Iuvenilia of Théodore de Bèze (Arizona, 2002); Paul-F. Geisendorf, Théodore de Bèze, (Geneva, 1949). 141 ╇ Donald R. Kelley, Foundations of Modern Historical Scholarship: Language, Law, and History in the French Renaissance (New York, 1970). L. Adams, “The Renaissance Poets: (2) Latin”; Bradner, Musae Anglicanae: A History of Anglo-Latin Poetry 1500–1925.

D. McFarlane, “Notes on the Composition and Reception of George Buchanan’s Psalm Paraphrases” in I. D. ), Renaissance Studies, Six Essays (Edinburgh and London, 1972), 21–62; Buchanan, 247–286. 128 Melville and Humanism Any attempt to reevaluate Andrew Melville’s place within the RenaisÂ� sance€ in Scotland in the sixteenth century must carefully situate him within the broader context of the northern European Renaissance in general and French humanism in particular. Even more than his early years in Scotland, his time in France and Switzerland determined his intellectual outlook and established the trajectory of his philological, literary, and academic pursuits.

Mapstone and J. ), The Rose and the Thistle: Essays on the Culture of Late Medieval and Renaissance Scotland (East Linton, 1998); Anthony Grafton and L. Jardine, From Humanism to the Humanities: Education and the Liberal Arts in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Europe (Cambridge, MA, 1986). 148 Despite the difficulty in identifying the distinctive meaning of the term “humanism,” which has led some to suggest that the noun ought to be discarded,149 the term, as it is used here, does not refer to a new philosophy that emerged in the sixteenth century but rather a new method of intellectual inquiry.

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