Andrew Melville (1545 1622): Writings, Reception, and Reputation Roger A. Mason

ISBN: 9781322012308

Published: January 1st 2014

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Andrew Melville (1545 1622): Writings, Reception, and Reputation  by  Roger A. Mason

Andrew Melville (1545 1622): Writings, Reception, and Reputation by Roger A. Mason
January 1st 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 323 pages | ISBN: 9781322012308 | 3.40 Mb

With the exception of John Knox, no one did more to shape the Scottish Reformation than Andrew Meville. Remembered chiefly as a firebrand defender of radical Presbyterianism and reformer of the Scottish university system, his broader contributions toMoreWith the exception of John Knox, no one did more to shape the Scottish Reformation than Andrew Meville. Remembered chiefly as a firebrand defender of radical Presbyterianism and reformer of the Scottish university system, his broader contributions to the cultural development of early modern Scotland have largely been marginalised in subsequent historiography.

Yet, as this collection shows, Melvillle was much more than simply a parochial reformer - rather he was an influential member of a pan-European humanist network._x000D_ _x000D_ This neglect may stem in part from the fact that almost all Melvilles surviving writings are in Latin. As such, one of the main concerns of this volume is, for the first time, to provide a comprehensive listing of the range of poetry and prose attributed to Melville (who left very little in the way of formal theological or ecclesiological treatises) and to begin the process of elucidating these texts and the contexts in which they were written.

At the same time, partly through the use of this material, the volume further illuminates Melvilles biography and explores other neglected aspects of his life. While the volume contributes to an on-going process that has seen Melvilles role as an ecclesiastical politician and educational reformer challenged and diminished, it also seeks to redress the balance by opening up other dimensions of Melvilles career and intellectual life and shedding new light on the broader cultural context of Jacobean Scotland and Britain._x000D_ _x000D_



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