Melville's Anti-Episcopal Poetry: the Andreae Melvini Musae

Reid, S. (2014) Melville's Anti-Episcopal Poetry: the Andreae Melvini Musae. In: Mason, R. A. and Reid, S. (eds.) Andrew Melville (1545-1622): Writings, Reception and Reputation. Series: St Andrews Studies in Reformation History. Ashgate: Farnham, pp. 47-74. ISBN 9781409426936

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This chapter is the first comprehensive assessment of all of Melville's known writings on episcopacy, particularly the collection of poems published in the Andreae Melvini Musae (Amsterdam?, 1620). It argues that Melville's anti-episcopal poetry reflects his own narrative of engagement with the Scottish kirk, both before and after James VI became king of a united British Isles in 1603. It suggests that Melville's initial zeal for reform and hopes for the nascent presbyterian kirk soon give way to pessimism and despair as a result of growing royal and episcopalian control.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Reid, Professor Steven
Authors: Reid, S.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > History

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