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Andrew Melville and humanism in Renaissance Scotland, 1545-1622

Author: Ernest R Holloway
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
Series: Studies in the history of Christian traditions, v. 154.
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Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Aberdeen, 2009, issued under the title: Andrew Melville and humanism in the reign of James VI.
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Holloway, Ernest R.
Andrew Melville and humanism in Renaissance Scotland, 1545-1622.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
(DLC) 2011011258
(OCoLC)710045025
Named Person: Andrew Melville; Andrew Melville
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest R Holloway
ISBN: 9789004209626 900420962X
OCLC Number: 741613100
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 375 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgements ... A Melville Chronology ... Abbreviations ... CHAPTER I ANDREW MELVILLE AND THE MELVILLE LEGEND 1. The Melville Legend ... 2. The Development of the Legend ... 3. Demythologizing the Legend ... 4. Knox and Melville ... 5. Buchanan and Melville ... 6. Melville and Humanism ... CHAPTER II THE FORMATIVE YEARS (1545-1563/4) 1. The Narrative History ... 2. Childhood and Family ... 3. Early Education ... 4. The University of St. Andrews ... 5. Conclusion ... CHAPTER III FRANCE: PARIS AND POITIERS (1563/4-1569) 1. The College Royal and University of Paris ... 2. Petrus Ramus ... 3. George Buchanan ... 4. The University of Poitiers ... 5. Conclusion ... CHAPTER IV SWITZERLAND: GENEVA (1569-1574) 1. The Academy of Geneva ... 2. Melville's Genevan Circle ... 3. Joseph Justus Scaliger ... 4. Theodore Beza ... 5. Melville's Departure ... 6. Conclusion ... CHAPTER V SCOTLAND: GLASGOW (1574-1580) 1. Melville as Private Tutor ... 2. The University of Glasgow ... 3. A Humanist in Service to the Kirk ... 4. Fellow Humanists and Advocates of Reform ... 5. 1577 Nova Erectio ... 6. Relocation to St Andrews ... 7. Conclusion ... CHAPTER VI SCOTLAND: ST ANDREWS (1580-1607) 1. The University of St Andrews ... 2. The Controversy Over Aristotle ... 3. The Ecclesiastical Statesman ... 4. Exile in England: London, Oxford, and Cambridge ... 5. The Visit of Du Bartas ... 6. Melville's Literary Circle ... 7. Melville's Poetry ... 8. Conclusion ... CHAPTER VII ENGLAND AND FRANCE: LONDON AND SEDAN (1607-1622) 1. Prelude to Conflict ... 2. James VI and the Tower of London ... 3. The Melvini Epistolae ... 4. The University of Sedan ... 5. Arthur Johnston ... 6. Conclusion ... CHAPTER VIII ANDREW MELVILLE AND THE RENAISSANCE IN SCOTLAND 1. Melville the Humanist ... 2. Melville the University Reformer... 3. Melville the Ecclesiastical Statesman ... 4. Melville the Man ... INDEX ... SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY ...
Series Title: Studies in the history of Christian traditions, v. 154.
Responsibility: by Ernest R. Holloway III.

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Situating his life and thought within the broader context of the northern European Renaissance and French humanism, this work offers a critical re-evaluation of Andrew Melville in light of current  Read more...

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