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The fiction and reality of Jan Struys : a seventeenth-century Dutch globetrotter

Author: Kees Boterbloem
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Fiction and Reality of Jan Struys depicts the life of a Dutch seventeenth-century sailmaker, the alleged author of a book of breathtaking overseas travels, which became a bestseller across Western Europe after its first publication in Amsterdam in 1676, and is a key source for Russian and Iranian history. With this first comprehensive investigation of this book and its author, Kees Boterbloem provides unique  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Biography
Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Boterbloem, Kees, 1962-
Fiction and reality of Jan Struys.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(DLC) 2008021145
(OCoLC)226357011
Named Person: Jan Janszoon Struys; Jan Janszoon Struys; Jan Janszoon Struys; Jan Janszoon Struys
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kees Boterbloem
ISBN: 9780230583658 0230583652 1349362972 9781349362974
OCLC Number: 432721785
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 315 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: From Sailmaker to Celebrity --
Struys's Youth and Reysen's First Journey --
The Second Voyage --
The Dutch Republic --
The Dutch in Muscovy --
Muscovy --
In the Tsar's Service --
Reysen's Muscovy and Struys's Muscovy --
The Volga Delta and the Oryol's Demise --
A Dutch Slave in Asia --
Liberation --
Reysen's Readers --
Reysen's Creation and its Creators --
Genre and the Test of Time --
₁Any Soil is the Fatherland for a Courageous Man₂ --
Conclusion --
Bibliography.
Responsibility: Kees Boterbloem.

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Dutch Sailmaker and sailor Jan Struys' (c.1629-c.1694) account of his various overseas travels became a bestseller after its first publication in Amsterdam in 1676, and was later translated into  Read more...

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