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." on the way to dispense with 'the Melville of renowned mind's eye' and recuperate 'the Melville of heritage, ' this paintings situates his existence and concept in the broader context of the northern eu Renaissance and French humanism and seriously re-evaluates the first ancient files of the interval, particularly James Melville's Autobiography and Diary and the Melvini epistolae. by means of 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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Both were humanists, Latin poets, classical scholars, academic reformers, and private tutors. Both spent a significant period of their life on the continent studying and teaching. Both were profoundly shaped by the humanism of the French Renaissance and cultivated relationships with the leading figures of that intellectual movement. Both may be properly termed French humanists as their time in France, and in the case of Melville, French-speaking Switzerland, left an indelible imprint in their intellectual formation.
G. ), John Knox A Quartercentenary Reappraisal (Edinburgh, 1975), 1–17; Euan Cameron, “Frankfurt and Geneva: The European Context of John Knox’s Reformation” in Roger A. ), John Knox and the British Reformations (Aldershot, 1998), 651–73. â•‡ 99 â•‡ The First Book of Discipline ed. James K. Cameron (Edinburgh, 1972), 4; The Second Book of Discipline, 45–46. ” 16. â•‡ 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.
L. Adams, “Scottish Neo-Latin Poetry” in P. Tuynman, G. C. Kuiper, and E. ), Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Amstelodamensis (München, 1979), 5. On Buchanan’s politics see J. H. Burns, The True Law of Kingship: Concepts of Monarch in Early Modern Scotland (Oxford, 1996), 185–221; “Political Ideas of George Buchanan,” Scottish Historical Review, 30 (1951), 60–68. andrew melville and the melville legend 25 Â� separated the two men and with this age difference emerged different models of humanistic scholarship and methods.