Andrew Melville and Humanism in Renaissance Scotland 1545-1622

Andrew Melville and Humanism in Renaissance Scotland 1545-1622

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The intellectual legacy of Andrew Melville (1545-1622) as a leader of the Renaissance and a promoter of humanism in Scotland has been obscured by qthe Melville legend.q In an effort to dispense with 'the Melville of popular imagination' and recover 'the Melville of history, ' this work situates his life and thought within the broader context of the northern European Renaissance and French humanism and critically re-evaluates the primary historical documents of the period, namely James Melville's Autobiography and Diary and the Melvini epistolae. By considering Melville as a humanist, university reformer, ecclesiastical statesman, and man, an effort has been made to determine his contribution to the flowering of the Renaissance and the growth of humanism in Scotland during the early modern period.... tres super astra Deos. / Immo omnes Superas unus, quos fama sacravit / Vel sub Soleviros, vel super astra Deos.a€ Melville also wrote an epigram in honor of both Julius Caesar and Joseph Scaliger entitled De Iulio, aamp; Iosepho Scaligeris: a€œ Deanbsp;...

Title:Andrew Melville and Humanism in Renaissance Scotland 1545-1622
Author: Ernest R. Holloway
Publisher:BRILL - 2011-06-22

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