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By Astrid Stilma

King James is celebrated because the so much prolific author of the entire Stuart monarchs, publishing works on quite a few 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 appears either on the family and foreign context to James's writings, utilizing as a case research a collection 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 e-book 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 acceptance either at domestic and in another country. the second one half every one bankruptcy is anxious with modern interpretations of those works by way 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 the start courted, then distanced himself from after his accession to the English throne in 1603. In so doing this e-book significantly provides to our appreciation of James as an writer, supplying an exploration of his works as politically expedient statements, which have been occasionally ambiguous adequate to permit diverging - and sometimes unwelcome - interpretations. it really is one of many few reports of James to supply a sustained serious interpreting of those texts, including an exploration of the nationwide and foreign context within which they have been released and browse. As such this e-book contributes to the knowledge 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 world audience.

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By Astrid Stilma

King James is celebrated because the so much prolific author of the entire Stuart monarchs, publishing works on quite a few 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 appears either on the family and foreign context to James's writings, utilizing as a case research a collection 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 e-book 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 acceptance either at domestic and in another country. the second one half every one bankruptcy is anxious with modern interpretations of those works by way 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 the start courted, then distanced himself from after his accession to the English throne in 1603. In so doing this e-book significantly provides to our appreciation of James as an writer, supplying an exploration of his works as politically expedient statements, which have been occasionally ambiguous adequate to permit diverging - and sometimes unwelcome - interpretations. it really is one of many few reports of James to supply a sustained serious interpreting of those texts, including an exploration of the nationwide and foreign context within which they have been released and browse. As such this e-book contributes to the knowledge 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 world audience.

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