By Astrid Stilma
King James is celebrated because the so much prolific author of all of the Stuart monarchs, publishing works on a number of subject matters and concerns. those works have been broadly 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 appears either on the household 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 handbook on kingship Basilikon Doron.
The booklet 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 overseas. the second one half every one bankruptcy is worried with modern interpretations of those works by means of James's readers. The Dutch translations are provided as a case learn of an ultra-protestant and anti-Spanish examining from which James emerges as a possible chief of protestant Europe; a name he at first courted, then distanced himself from after his accession to the English throne in 1603.
In so doing this e-book enormously provides to our appreciation of James as an writer, delivering an exploration of his works as politically expedient statements, which have been occasionally ambiguous sufficient to permit diverging - and sometimes unwelcome - interpretations. it truly is one of many few stories of James to provide a sustained serious examining of those texts, including an exploration of the nationwide and foreign context during which they have been released and browse. As such this booklet 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