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Scotland: St Andrews (1580–1607)

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As both principal of St Mary's and rector of the University, Melville experienced mixed results in his efforts to incorporate the New Learning at St Andrews. he introduced advanced instruction in such ancient near-eastern languages at St Andrews and was able to incorporate some of the latest developments in European humanism in the area of biblical studies. Staunchly opposing the various forms of medieval Aristotelianism prevalent at St Andrews and vigorously advocating the study of the philosopher's writings in the original language, paying careful attention to historical and philological issues, Melville succeeded in instilling these humanistic values and methods in many of his students and colleagues. His poetry during this period only enhanced his European reputation as many of his poems were circulated in England and on the continent.

Keywords: Melville; St. Andrews



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