Author: Vimina Alberto, 1603 - 1667
Title: Historia delle guerre civili di Polonia, divisa in cinque libri. Progressi dell'armi moscovite contro Polacchi. Relatione della Moscovia e Svetia a loro governi. Di Don Alberto Vimina, [...] Con le annotationi in margine di Don Gio. Battista Casotti, [...]
Title in English: The History of Polish Civil Wars, Divided into Five Books. The Victories of Muscovite Military Forces Against Poles. The Story of Muscovy and Sweden, and Their Governments. By Don Alberto Vimina.
In Venetia: appresso Gio. Pietro Pinelli, 1671.
Binding: contemporary binding.
The secretary to the Nuncio of the Holy See, priest Michele Bianchi (pseudonym Alberto Vimina, 1603–1667) worked in Warsaw in 1648–1651, lived in Sweden in 1653, and visited Russia as an envoy from Venice in 1655. He described his travels in the work The History of Polish Civil Wars, Divided into Five Books. In it, he compares the policies of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth, Russia, and Sweden, gives information about the life of the Polish and Lithuanian society of the time, and provides and overview of the war between the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Ukrainian Cossacks (1648–1654), also known as the Bohdan Khmelnytsky Uprising. The book also describes the actions of the Russian army in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania at the beginning of the war of 1654–1667.
Reference: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 494.
Published: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 494-495.