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By Steven J. Reid,Roger A. Mason

Andrew Melville is mainly remembered at the present time as a defiant chief of radical Protestantism in Scotland, John Knox’s inheritor and successor, the architect of a particular Scottish Presbyterian kirk and a visionary reformer of the Scottish college approach. whereas this view of Melville’s contribution to the shaping of Protestant Scotland has been criticised and revised in contemporary scholarship, his broader contribution to the improvement of the neo-Latin tradition of early smooth Britain hasn't ever been given the eye it merits. but, as this assortment exhibits, Melville used to be even more than just a spiritual reformer: he used to be an influential member of a pan-European humanist community that valued classical studying up to Calvinist theology. forget of this serious element of Melville’s highbrow outlook stems from the truth that just about all his surviving writings are in Latin - and lots more and plenty of it in verse. Melville didn't pen any immense prose treatise on theology, ecclesiology or political idea. His poetry, even though, unearths his perspectives on a majority of these themes and provides new insights into his lifestyles and instances. the most issues of this quantity, as a result, are to supply the 1st complete directory of the variety of poetry and prose attributed to Melville and to start the method of elucidating those texts and the contexts within which they have been written. whereas the amount contributes to an on-going procedure that has obvious Melville’s position as an ecclesiastical baby-kisser and academic reformer challenged and lowered, it additionally seeks to redress the stability by way of commencing up different dimensions of Melville’s profession and highbrow lifestyles and laying off new gentle at the broader cultural context of Jacobean Scotland and Britain.

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