By Astrid Stilma

ISBN-10: 0754661881

ISBN-13: 9780754661887

King James is widely known because the such a lot prolific author of all of the Stuart monarchs, publishing works on various themes and concerns. those works have been generally learn, not just in Scotland and England but additionally at the Continent, the place they seemed in different translations. during this e-book, Dr Stilma seems either on the household and overseas context to James's writings, utilizing as a case examine a suite of Dutch translations consisting of his spiritual meditations, his epic poem The conflict of Lepanto, his treatise on witchcraft Daemonologie and his handbook on kingship Basilikon Doron. The publication offers an exam of James's writings inside of their unique Scottish context, really their political implications and their position in his administration of his religio-political popularity either at domestic and out of the country. the second one 1/2 every one bankruptcy is worried with modern interpretations of those works via James's readers. The Dutch translations are offered 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 firstly 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, delivering an exploration of his works as politically expedient statements, that have been occasionally ambiguous sufficient to permit diverging - and infrequently unwelcome - interpretations. it truly is 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 booklet contributes to the certainty 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 to be had to a world audience.

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