Animadversions On a late Pamphlet, intituled, A Vindication of Mr. George Buchanan, &c. Wherein The Arguments brought by its Author, for clearing Buchanan from the two great Faults he is charged with, Are impartially examined and confuted.
Edinburgh : Printed by T and W. Ruddiman, and to be sold at their Printing-house, and by the Booksellers in Town. 1749. 8vo, [-]2, 110 pp, disbound.
George Buchanan (1506-1582), historian and scholar.
“The edition of Opera omnia (1715) by Thomas Ruddiman, later principal keeper of the Advocates' Library, was a great achievement but did not meet with universal approval. Particularly in editing the History, Ruddiman was criticized for his treatment of earlier editions and for the intrusion of his own political views. The outcome was a series of controversies which kept Buchanan at the centre of attention.” - DNB During the course of these controversies Ruddiman became less sympathetic to Buchanan and the present pamphlet is a bitter reply to John Love’s “Vindication...”
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