By Astrid Stilma
King James is celebrated because the such a lot prolific author of the entire Stuart monarchs, publishing works on various issues and concerns. those works have been commonly learn, not just in Scotland and England but in addition at the Continent, the place they seemed in numerous translations. during this e-book, Dr Stilma seems to be either on the household and foreign context to James's writings, utilizing as a case examine a suite of Dutch translations inclusive of his spiritual meditations, his epic poem The conflict of Lepanto, his treatise on witchcraft Daemonologie and his guide on kingship Basilikon Doron.
The publication offers an exam of James's writings inside their unique Scottish context, really their political implications and their position in his administration of his religio-political recognition either at domestic and overseas. the second one half each one bankruptcy is anxious with modern interpretations of those works through James's readers. The Dutch translations are offered as a case research of an ultra-protestant and anti-Spanish examining from which James emerges as a possible chief of protestant Europe; a name he before everything courted, then distanced himself from after his accession to the English throne in 1603.
In so doing this ebook significantly provides to our appreciation of James as an writer, offering an exploration of his works as politically expedient statements, that have been occasionally ambiguous adequate to permit diverging - and sometimes unwelcome - interpretations. it truly is one of many few reviews of James to supply a sustained serious interpreting of those texts, including an exploration of the nationwide and overseas context within which they have been released and browse. As such this e-book contributes to the knowledge not just of James's works as political instruments, but in addition of the preoccupations of publishers and translators, and the interpretative areas within the works they have been making on hand to a global audience.
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A King Translated: The Writings of King James VI & I and their Interpretation in the Low Countries, 1593–1603 (St Andrews Studies in Reformation History) by Astrid Stilma