By Astrid Stilma
King James is widely known because the so much prolific author of all of the Stuart monarchs, publishing works on various 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 booklet, Dr Stilma seems either on the family and foreign context to James's writings, utilizing as a case examine 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 presents an exam of James's writings inside their unique Scottish context, really their political implications and their function in his administration of his religio-political recognition either at domestic and in another country. the second one half each one bankruptcy is worried with modern interpretations of those works through James's readers. The Dutch translations are awarded as a case research of an ultra-protestant and anti-Spanish studying 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 vastly 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 sometimes unwelcome - interpretations. it really is one of many few reports of James to provide a sustained serious examining of those texts, including an exploration of the nationwide and overseas context within which they have been released and browse. As such this publication 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 world 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