By Astrid Stilma
King James is celebrated because the so much prolific author of the entire Stuart monarchs, publishing works on quite a few themes and concerns. those works have been generally learn, not just in Scotland and England but in addition at the Continent, the place they seemed in numerous translations. during this ebook, Dr Stilma seems either on the family and overseas context to James's writings, utilizing as a case learn a collection of Dutch translations such as his non secular meditations, his epic poem The conflict of Lepanto, his treatise on witchcraft Daemonologie and his guide on kingship Basilikon Doron.
The e-book presents an exam of James's writings inside their unique Scottish context, rather their political implications and their position in his administration of his religio-political attractiveness either at domestic and in a foreign country. the second one 1/2 every one bankruptcy is anxious with modern interpretations of those works by means of James's readers. The Dutch translations are provided as a case examine of an ultra-protestant and anti-Spanish analyzing from which James emerges as a possible chief of protestant Europe; a name he at the beginning courted, then distanced himself from after his accession to the English throne in 1603.
In so doing this e-book drastically provides to our appreciation of James as an writer, supplying an exploration of his works as politically expedient statements, which have been occasionally ambiguous adequate to permit diverging - and infrequently unwelcome - interpretations. it's one of many few reports of James to provide a sustained serious analyzing of those texts, including an exploration of the nationwide and overseas context within which they have been released and browse. As such this ebook contributes to the certainty not just of James's works as political instruments, but additionally of the preoccupations of publishers and translators, and the interpretative areas within the works they have been making to be had 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