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By Astrid Stilma

King James is widely known because the such a lot prolific author of the entire Stuart monarchs, publishing works on quite a few themes and matters. those works have been broadly learn, not just in Scotland and England but in addition at the Continent, the place they seemed in different translations. during this ebook, Dr Stilma seems to be either on the household and foreign context to James's writings, utilizing as a case learn a suite of Dutch translations which include his non secular 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 of their unique Scottish context, really their political implications and their function in his administration of his religio-political popularity either at domestic and out of the country. the second one half each one bankruptcy is anxious with modern interpretations of those works by way of James's readers. The Dutch translations are offered as a case examine of an ultra-protestant and anti-Spanish analyzing 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, supplying an exploration of his works as politically expedient statements, which have been occasionally ambiguous adequate to permit diverging - and sometimes unwelcome - interpretations. it's one of many few reports of James to supply a sustained severe analyzing of those texts, including an exploration of the nationwide and foreign context within which they have been released and browse. As such this ebook 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 on hand to a global audience.

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