Power and Glory: Jacobean England and the Making of the King James Bible

3,75 valoración promedio
( 1.193 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780007108930: Power and Glory: Jacobean England and the Making of the King James Bible

James VI of Scotland - James I of England - came into his new kingdom in 1603. Trained almost from birth to manage rival political factions, he was determined not only to hold his throne, but to avoid the strife caused by religious groups that was bedevilling most European countries. He would hold his God-appointed position and unify his kingdom. Out of these circumstances, and involving the very people who were engaged in the bitterest controversies, a book of extraordinary grace and lasting literary appeal was created: the King James Bible. Scholars from Cambridge, Oxford and London translated the Bible, drawing from many previous versions, and created what many believe to be one of the greatest prose works ever written in English - the product of a culture in a peculiarly conflicted era. This was the England of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Jonson and Bacon; but also of extremist Puritans, the Gunpowder plot, the Plague, of slum dwellings and crushing religious confines. Quite how this astonishing translation emerges is the central question of this book.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

Adam Nicolson is the author of many books on history, travel and the environment. He is winner of the Somerset Maugham Award and the British Topography Prize and lives on a farm in Sussex.

Review:

Praise for Adam Nicolson's Sea Room: 'A love-letter no one else could hope to write so well.' Sunday Telegraph 'Generous, exuberant and a vividly written narrative... history, travel-writing and memoir of the best sort.' Spectator 'Sharply observed, a finely written work, one to be savoured, turned over and over like a good whisky.' Sunday Times

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Nicolson, Adam
Editorial: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (2003)
ISBN 10: 0007108931 ISBN 13: 9780007108930
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 2
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110007108931

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 36,52
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,69
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Adam Nicolson
Editorial: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (2003)
ISBN 10: 0007108931 ISBN 13: 9780007108930
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0007108931

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 60,82
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío