Fiction and Reality of Jan Struys by Kees Boterbloem
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Fiction and Reality of Jan Struys
By Kees Boterbloem

The Fiction and Reality of Jan Struys

A Seventeenth-century Dutch Globetrotter

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Fiction and Reality of Jan Struys by 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 English, French, German and Russian. This new book depicts the story of its author's life as well as the first singular analysis of the Struys text.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230553187
ISBN-10: 0230553184
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 321
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kees Boterbloem

KEES BOTERBLOEM is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and McGill University, and teaches Early Modern and Modern European History at the University of South Florida in Tampa, USA. He is the author of Life and Death under Stalin (1999) and The Life and Times of Andrei Zhdanov (2004).

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