God's Secretaries: The Making Of The King James Bible

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God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible

A network of complex currents flowed across Jacobean England. This was the England of Shakespeare, Jonson, and Bacon; the era of the Gunpowder Plot and the worst outbreak of the plague. Jacobean England was both more godly and less godly than the country had ever been, and the entire culture was drawn taut between these polarities. This was the world that created the King James Bible. It is the greatest work of English prose ever written, and it is no coincidence that the translation was made at the moment "Englishness," specifically the English language itself, had come into its first passionate maturity. The English of Jacobean England has a more encompassing idea of its own scope than any form of the language before or since. It drips with potency and sensitivity. The age, with all its conflicts, explains the book.

Specifications of God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible

AuthorAdam Nicolson
PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
Number Of Pages336
Publication Date2005-08-02
Height8 inch.
Length5.31 inch.
Width0.76 inch.
Weight0.55 pounds.

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