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Diary of General Patrick Gordon of Auchleuchries 1635-1699. Volume 1, 1635-1659

£12.99

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The great Russian historian, S.M. Soloviev, regarded Patrick Gordon as "one of the most remarkable men" ever employed by the tsars, and was grateful to him for "recording his adventures and existence day by day, leaving to us curious tidings of himself, of his brothers in arms, and of Russia before the age of transformation" - and much else besides. Passages from the Diary were published in 1859. Now, 150 years on, the appearance of the first of six volumes marks the beginning of the publication of the complete work. In Volume I, Gordon writes of his early life near Ellon, Aberdeenshire, and of his military apprenticeship in the armies of Sweden and Poland, with colourful descriptions of people (including many fellow Scots), places and events.

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Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
6x9 inches
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1906108048
ISBN-13:
9781906108045
Number of pages:
307
Publisher:
The AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen

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The great Russian historian, S.M. Soloviev, regarded Patrick Gordon as "one of the most remarkable men" ever employed by the tsars, and was grateful to him for "recording his adventures and existence day by day, leaving to us curious tidings of himself, of his brothers in arms, and of Russia before the age of transformation" - and much else besides. Passages from the Diary were published in 1859. Now, 150 years on, the appearance of the first of six volumes marks the beginning of the publication of the complete work. In Volume I, Gordon writes of his early life near Ellon, Aberdeenshire, and of his military apprenticeship in the armies of Sweden and Poland, with colourful descriptions of people (including many fellow Scots), places and events.

This book is in 'as new' condition.

Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
6x9 inches
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1906108048
ISBN-13:
9781906108045
Number of pages:
307
Publisher:
The AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen

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