By Astrid Stilma
King James is celebrated because the such a lot prolific author of the entire Stuart monarchs, publishing works on quite a few subject matters and concerns. those works have been greatly learn, not just in Scotland and England but additionally at the Continent, the place they seemed in different translations. during this e-book, Dr Stilma appears 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, quite their political implications and their function in his administration of his religio-political attractiveness either at domestic and out of the country. the second one 1/2 every one bankruptcy is worried with modern interpretations of those works by means of James's readers. The Dutch translations are awarded as a case examine of an ultra-protestant and anti-Spanish interpreting from which James emerges as a possible chief of protestant Europe; a name he in the beginning courted, then distanced himself from after his accession to the English throne in 1603.
In so doing this ebook enormously provides to our appreciation of James as an writer, offering an exploration of his works as politically expedient statements, which have been occasionally ambiguous sufficient to permit diverging - and infrequently unwelcome - interpretations. it really is one of many few stories of James to provide a sustained severe analyzing of those texts, including an exploration of the nationwide and overseas context during which they have been released and browse. As such this ebook 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