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King James VI and I and the Reunion of Christendom : Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History (Hardcover) - W. B. Patterson

King James VI and I and the Reunion of Christendom

Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History (Hardcover)

Hardcover Published: 18th June 2014
ISBN: 9780521418058
Number Of Pages: 430

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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.

'... 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 '... 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 '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 '... meticulously documented and well written. It fills a significant void in the re-evaluation of James's reign.' Renaissance Quarterly '... 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 'This important volume is the culmination of many years' work on King James and his ecumenical commitments.' English Historical Review ' ... elegant and important'. The Downside Review ' ... meticulous, profoundly-researched'. Oxford Academic Journals

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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ISBN: 9780521418058
ISBN-10: 0521418054
Series: Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History (Hardcover)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 430
Published: 18th June 2014
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.75  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.79