Diary of General Patrick Gordon of Auchleuchries 1635-1699,
Volume III: 1677-1678, Edited by Dmitry Fedosov, Aberdeen: AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, 2012, pp.131 + xlviii: ISBN 978-1-906108-21-2(Hardback)
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Aberdeen University Press.
Paul Bushkovitch writes: The Diary of General Patrick Gordon, now in the original language, is the most important source for Russian and European history of the seventeenth century to be published in decades. The present superbly edited volume contains an absolutely unique eyewitness account of the main action in the first of Russia’s many wars with the Ottoman Empire. Gordon’s record of events and his observations are not limited to military matters, and provide material for the political, social, and cultural history of Russia as well as that of the Ukrainian Cossacks.