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King James VI and I and the reunion of Christendom /
W.B. Patterson.
imprint
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
description
xv, 409 p.
ISBN
0521418054
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
isbn
0521418054
catalogue key
1735450
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
W. Brown Patterson is Professor of History, The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee
Reviews
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' ... elegant and important'. The Downside Review
' … elegant and important'.The Downside Review
"Even though the work is scholarly, it is quite readable and would be enjoyable to anyone interested in church history. ...this account of his goals and his dedication in spite of disappointments is somehow quite contemporary. This book can be read as history or as a bridge from the past into the world of today." Charlotte Booth, The Living Church
"In the era of the 180-page monograph so favored by cost-conscious publishers today, scholars will be grateful to Patterson (and Cambridge University Press) for the comprehensiveness of this work. If at times Patterson seems determined to share every detail he has uncovered, or repeats himself unnecessarily, this is nevertheless a book which will define its particular subject for a long time." Michael F. Graham, The Virginia Quarterly Review
'... meticulously documented and well written. It fills a significant void in the re-evaluation of James's reign.' Renaissance Quarterly
‘… meticulously documented and well written. It fills a significant void in the re-evaluation of James’s reign.’Renaissance Quarterly
' ... meticulous, profoundly-researched'. Oxford Academic Journals
' … meticulous, profoundly-researched'.Oxford Academic Journals
"Patterson's careful scholarship makes this book an important contribution to the study of both theology and diplomacy in seventeenth-century Europe. The book offers thorough discussions of several of the period's thorniest questions of doctrine and international relations. It also fits nicely into recent scholarship on James himself, revising perceptions of him in a more positive direction." Catherine Patterson, Anglican Theological Review
'Patterson's ... prose is so lucid and his narrative so clear that general readers ... will enjoy and learn much from this book.' The American Oxonian
‘Patterson’s … prose is so lucid and his narrative so clear that general readers … will enjoy and learn much from this book.’The American Oxonian
'... Patterson writes lucidly, treats other historians with appropriate irenicism, and should succeed in pushing Jacobean ecumenism from the margins into the mainstream of current historiography.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History
‘… Patterson writes lucidly, treats other historians with appropriate irenicism, and should succeed in pushing Jacobean ecumenism from the margins into the mainstream of current historiography.’Journal of Ecclesiastical History
'... scholars will be grateful to Patterson (and Cambridge University Press) for the comprehensiveness of this work ... this is [a] book which will define its particular subject for a long time'. The Virginia Quarterly Review
‘… scholars will be grateful to Patterson (and Cambridge University Press) for the comprehensiveness of this work … this is [a] book which will define its particular subject for a long time’.The Virginia Quarterly Review
"This important, scholarly book is the latest contribution to the series, Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History. It should also be noted that the book is written in a style and with a felicity that is admirable." John Booty, Sewanee Theological Review
'This important volume is the culmination of many years' work on King James and his ecumenical commitments.' English Historical Review
‘This important volume is the culmination of many years’ work on King James and his ecumenical commitments.’English Historical Review
"This is a book...which contributes substantially to the ongoing rehabilitation of the dreamer. ...this is...a book which will define its particular subject for a long time." The Virginia Quarterly Review
"This is a substantial and interesting book on James VI and I as religious reconciler and political peacemaker....it is an important addition to the efforts to revise our historical judgement of James's reign....Patterson has written an impressive volume. His sure-footed use of extensive primary sources is very impressive, as is his analysis of James's theories and theology, and the ways in which they shaped the kin's policies and actions. This book is welcome and valuable contribution to the historical rehabilitation of James VI and I as a theologian and statesman." Caroline Litzenberger, West Virginia Shakespeare and Renaissance Association
"...this work helpfully breaks new ground in understanding key dimensions of James's reign..." Trinity Journal
"W.B. Pattersons' erudite, interesting, and valuable book contributes to two waves of current historiographical activity." Jerrold Seigel, American Historical Review
'... weightily documented and authoritative in style ... it should definitively quash the old idea that James was nothing more than an ineffectual pedant who fancied himself a theologian.' Church Times
‘… weightily documented and authoritative in style … it should definitively quash the old idea that James was nothing more than an ineffectual pedant who fancied himself a theologian.’Church Times
"...weightily documented and authoritative in style, Patterson's study is most convincing of all in its admiration of James...." Church Times
"While Patterson's main audience is other scholars of the late Elizabethan, Jacobean, and early Caroline period, his prose is so lucid and his narrative so clear that general readers, if they ignore the footnotes, will enjoy and learn much from this book." Ronald A. Rebholz, The American Oxonian
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This historical study shows King James VI and I, of Scotland and England, in an unaccustomed light. James helped to secure and maintain a European-wide peace during most of his reign as king of Great Britain.
Description for Bookstore
Long regarded as inept, pedantic, and whimsical, King James VI and I, king of Scotland and England is shown here as an astute and far-sighted statesman who achieved a permanent union between his two kingdoms and a stable European community.
Description for Bookstore
This is a historical study of the career of King James VI and I, as king of Scotland (1567-1625) and England (1603-1625), who achieved a union of the crowns as the first king of Great Britain, and who undertook to end the recurring religious wars. His peace-making by diplomatic means was complemented by his efforts to foster closer relations among the churches. The peace which he helped to maintain by these initiatives, though cut short by the coming of the Thirty Years' War, was immensely beneficial both to Britain and to the other countries of Europe.
Main Description
This book shows King James VI and I, king of Scotland and England, in an unaccustomed light. Long regarded as inept, pedantic, and whimsical, James is shown here as an astute and far-sighted statesman whose reign was focused on achieving a permanent union between his two kingdoms and a peaceful and stable community of nations throughout Europe.
Main Description
This is a historical study of the career of King James VI and I, as king of Scotland (1567-1625) and England (1603-1625), who achieved a union of the crowns as the first king of Great Britain, and who undertook to end the recurring religious wars. His peacemaking by diplomatic means was complemented by his efforts to foster closer relations among the churches. The peace that he helped to maintain by these initiatives, though cut short by the coming of the Thirty Years' War, was immensely beneficial both to Britain and to the other countries of Europe.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
List of abbreviationsp. xiii
A note on dating and quotations from manuscriptsp. xv
Scottish reconcilerp. 1
Call for an ecumenical councilp. 31
Oath of Allegiancep. 75
Foreign visitorsp. 124
The Synod of Tonneinsp. 155
Relations with the Greek Orthodox Churchp. 196
Marco Antonio De Dominisp. 220
The Synod of Dortp. 260
Outbreak of the Thirty Years' Warp. 293
Last years and conclusionp. 339
Bibliographyp. 365
Indexp. 390
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