By Astrid Stilma
King James is celebrated because the so much prolific author of all of the Stuart monarchs, publishing works on quite a few subject matters and concerns. those works have been generally learn, not just in Scotland and England but additionally at the Continent, the place they seemed in numerous translations. during this publication, Dr Stilma appears either on the family and foreign context to James's writings, utilizing as a case research a suite of Dutch translations together 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, relatively their political implications and their position in his administration of his religio-political recognition either at domestic and in a foreign country. 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 offered as a case learn of an ultra-protestant and anti-Spanish studying from which James emerges as a possible chief of protestant Europe; a name he at the start courted, then distanced himself from after his accession to the English throne in 1603.
In so doing this booklet 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 infrequently unwelcome - interpretations. it really is one of many few stories of James to supply a sustained severe interpreting of those texts, including an exploration of the nationwide and foreign context during which they have been released and skim. 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