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 by way of "the Melville legend." to be able 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 suggestion in the broader context of the northern ecu Renaissance and French humanism and severely re-evaluates the first old records of the interval, specifically James Melville's Autobiography and Diary and the Melvini epistolae. by means of contemplating Melville as a humanist, college 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 sleek interval.
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Cf. Durkan and Kirk, The University of Glasgow 1451–1577, 263; Reid, “Education in Post-Reformation Scotland,” 16. Kirk and Reid have inverted the chronology maintaining that Richard Melville went first to Germany to study with Melanchthon and then to Denmark to study with Macalpine. This chronology is not supported by James Melville’s Diary. Cf. Melville, JMAD, 14. 21 â•‡ Leask, Musa Latina Aberdonensis III, 123–124. 22 â•‡ Durkan and Kirk, The University of Glasgow 1451–1577, 263; Th. A. Fischer, The Scots in Germany: Being a Contribution Towards the History of the Scot Abroad (Edinburgh, 1902), 314.
1956), 278. On Buchanan’s Psalm paraphrases see I. 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� sanceÂ€ 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.
110 In 1605 he celebrated the discovery of the infamous gunpowder plot entitled Conjuratio puluerea anno 1650 [sic] Novemb. 111 In these respects it seems clear that Melville occupied a place of literary prominence as a court poet composing and orally delivering his Latin verses on special occasions. Melville’s literary status was confirmed by the visit of the French Huguenot poet Guillaume de Salluste du Bartas to Scotland in 1587. James revealed his own estimation of Melville’s abilities when he brought â•‡ McGinnis and Williamson, George Buchanan: The Political Poetry, 31.
Andrew Melville and Humanism in Renaissance Scotland 1545-1622 (Studies in the History of Christian Traditions) by Ernest R. Holloway III