A King Translated: The Writings of King James VI & I and their Interpretation in the Low Countries, 1593-1603

A King Translated: The Writings of King James VI & I and their Interpretation in the Low Countries, 1593-1603

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Overview

King James is well known as the most prolific writer of all the Stuart monarchs. It was not just in English that his works were read, many were also translated into other languages, including Dutch. The book begins with an examination of James's writings within their original Scottish context, particularly the political implications and their role in his management of his religio-political reputation both at home and abroad. The second half of the book is concerned with contemporary interpretations of these works by James's readers using Dutch translations, which were sometimes ambiguous enough to allow unwelcome interpretations. This book contributes not only to the understanding of James works as political tools, but also to the preoccupations of publishers and translators, and the interpretative spaces in the works they were making available to an international audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409483670
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 10/28/2012
Series: St Andrews Studies in Reformation History
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Astrid Stilma, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK


Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction; Publishers and translators; Translation; The Battle of Lepanto; Basilikon Doron; Meditations; Daemonologie; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.


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