Early Travellers in Scotland (Classic Reprint)

Early Travellers in Scotland (Classic Reprint)

by Peter Hume Brown
     
 

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The present volume contains a collection, as complete as I have been able to make it, of all the accounts of Scotland published by travellers who visited the country before 1700. Although I have spared no pains to find them, there are doubtless other narratives which have eluded my search, and which would have been an

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Excerpt from Early Travellers in Scotland

The present volume contains a collection, as complete as I have been able to make it, of all the accounts of Scotland published by travellers who visited the country before 1700. Although I have spared no pains to find them, there are doubtless other narratives which have eluded my search, and which would have been an interesting addition to this collection. I specially regret that in my list there is only one traveller from Denmark, and that there are none from Norway or Sweden. It is by the standard of these three countries that Scotland before the eighteenth century can alone be fairly judged; to measure her by the standard of England and France, as the travellers from these countries have naturally done, leaves us with impressions which must to a certain degree be misleading. On inquiry at the best sources, however, both in Norway and Sweden, I have been assured that no traveller in Scotland from these countries before 1700 has left any account of his visit.

I here take the opportunity of thanking Mr David Patrick, editor of Chambers's Encyclopœdia, and Mr F. H. Groome, editor of the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland, for their kindness in revising my proofs, and for much valuable assistance besides.

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ISBN-13:
9781330778678
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/05/2015
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

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