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By Astrid Stilma

ISBN-10: 0754661881

ISBN-13: 9780754661887

King James is celebrated because the so much prolific author of all of the Stuart monarchs, publishing works on quite a few issues and matters. those works have been broadly learn, not just in Scotland and England but additionally at the Continent, the place they seemed in different translations. during this booklet, Dr Stilma appears to be like either on the household and foreign context to James's writings, utilizing as a case learn a suite of Dutch translations along with 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 of their unique Scottish context, fairly their political implications and their function in his administration of his religio-political popularity either at domestic and in a foreign country. the second one 1/2 every one bankruptcy is worried with modern interpretations of those works by way of James's readers. The Dutch translations are offered 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 before everything 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, supplying an exploration of his works as politically expedient statements, that have been occasionally ambiguous sufficient to permit diverging - and infrequently unwelcome - interpretations. it's one of many few reviews of James to provide a sustained severe analyzing 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 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 on hand to a world audience.

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By Astrid Stilma

ISBN-10: 0754661881

ISBN-13: 9780754661887

King James is celebrated because the so much prolific author of all of the Stuart monarchs, publishing works on quite a few issues and matters. those works have been broadly learn, not just in Scotland and England but additionally at the Continent, the place they seemed in different translations. during this booklet, Dr Stilma appears to be like either on the household and foreign context to James's writings, utilizing as a case learn a suite of Dutch translations along with 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 of their unique Scottish context, fairly their political implications and their function in his administration of his religio-political popularity either at domestic and in a foreign country. the second one 1/2 every one bankruptcy is worried with modern interpretations of those works by way of James's readers. The Dutch translations are offered 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 before everything 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, supplying an exploration of his works as politically expedient statements, that have been occasionally ambiguous sufficient to permit diverging - and infrequently unwelcome - interpretations. it's one of many few reviews of James to provide a sustained severe analyzing 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 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 on hand to a world audience.

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