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King James I and the Religious Culture of England
Going beyond the usual critical attention to the short devotional lyric, this study draws on such forms as religious narrative, philosophical or theological verse, works of religious satire and controversy, liturgical verse, and sermons. The book also focuses on writers whose works, both published and unpublished, have been relatively disregarded by scholars: John Davies of Hereford, Joshua Sylvester, Andrew Melville, Joseph Hall and George Wither are all given extended attention. James own attempt to provide a new English versification of the Psalms is examined within the broader context of other attempts to do the same.
Overall, the work argues that James was more interested in religious matters than in any other aspect of English culture at the time, but that this has not been reflected in recent literary scholarship on the period.
190 pages; ISBN 9781846150975
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