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Beaton Institute - Ethnocultural Resources Inventory
Cape Breton University - MacDermaid Music and Stories
Cape Breton University - Micmac News-The complete run from 1965-1991
Dr. Thomas J. Khattar Collection
Material Culture Review
Cape Breton University - The Cape Breton News
Cape Breton University - The Thermometer
Cape Breton University - Semi-Weekly Express
Cape Breton University - The Sydney Booster
Cape Breton University - The Daily Advocate
Cape Breton University - The Cape Breton Advocate
Cape Breton University - Glace Bay Enterprise
Cape Breton University - The Nova Scotia Gleaner
Cape Breton University - The Cape Breton Digest
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The confessions of al Ghazzali
'The Confessions of al Ghazzali' is an autobiographical story of Ghazzali, a Muslim mystic and theologian who lived in the 11th century. Chapters discuss his search for truth through religious ideals, the ideals presented in several philosophical sects, and the aim of scholastic theology. Ghazzali also dealt extensively with the idea of reality in inspiration and its importance for the human race. Information on the religion of Islam is also included, such as Ghazzali's dealings with the Imams of Iraq.
The confederation of the British North American provinces : their past history and future prospects : including also British Columbia & Hudson's Bay territory : with a map, and suggestions in reference to the true and only practicable route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean
This book discusses the confederation of the British North American provinces. It includes chapters on their history, the imports and exports, as well as the Great Pacific Railway. Other chapters deal with the history of colonization, as well as statistics about Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. Some agricultural information regarding the United States is presented, as well as some information on emigration to North America. Several maps and charts are included.
The complete sportsman, or, Country gentleman's recreation : containing the very best instructions under the following heads. Viz. Of breeding and the management of game-cocks. Of cock-fighting. Of colts and backing colts ... Of breeding and managing canary-birds, &c. &c.
This book contains information on sport and recreation during the 18th century. Chapters discuss bowling, horse racing, hare hunting, breeding, angling and fowling. A large section on cockfighting is also included, with discussion on things such as the colour of the fowl, breeding and dieting tips, and the matching of fighting cocks.
The compleat gamester, in three parts : containing, I. The court gamester... II. The city gamester... III. The gentleman's diversion ... first written for the use of the young princesses
This text is a description of games played in Britain during the 18th century. It is divided into three sections, the court gamester, the city gamester, and the gentleman's diversion. The court gamester includes games such as whist, ombre, quadrille, picquet and chess, along with full and easy instructions. The section on city gamesters includes cribbage, all-fours, brag, lottery, and French and English billiards. The final section, gentleman's diversion, describes such activities as riding, racing, archery, cocking, and bowling, along with any necessary information.
The compleat gamester : or, Full and easy instructions for playing at above twenty several games upon the cards; with variety of diverting fancies and tricks upon the same, now first added. As likewise at all the games on the tables. Together with the royal game of chefs, and billiards. To which is added, the gentleman's diversion in the arts and mysteries of riding, racing, archery, cock-fighting, and bowling
This book contains information on recreational activities in Britain during the 18th century. Several card games are explained, and information is presented on bowling, cockfighting, and horse racing. Several Spanish and French card games are described, such as Ombre, Primero, Baffet and Piquet, although several British games, such as Cribbage, are also explained.
The cocker : containing every information to the breeders and amateurs of that noble bird, the game cock: to which is added, a variety of other useful information for the instruction of those who are attendants on the cock pit
'The Cocker' is a book containing instruction for the cockfighting enthusiast. Many chapters deal with selective breeding of fighting cocks and there are a number of tips on how to avoid unwanted traits. Recommended cross-breeds are also discussed in this text, such as a partridge hen with a dark black-breasted Birchen duck. The final section includes tables the reader might use to fill in names and characteristics of his own fighting cocks.
The clockmaker, or, The sayings and doings of Sam Slick of Slickville : to which is added, The bubbles of Canada
This book is a fictional account of the adventures of Sam Slick. It was first published in Halifax in 1839 and served as a comic commentary on Nova Scotia's social scene. The main character speaks with an exaggerated Yankee accent and often represents the stereotypical American. This is thought to be one of the first pieces of British fiction to be published in Nova Scotia. Chapters deal with such topics as slavery in the United States, Canadian opinions of the British, and Canadian politics. Several illustrations are included throughout this text.
The Clan Donald
A history of the Clan Donald from the year 1000 until 1800, this book describes the genealogy of the Clan, as well as important battles and legends. It also discusses the emigration of members of the Clan Donald to areas in Ireland, as well as North America, specifically Nova Scotia. Explained in these volumes are the changes from the name Donald to the MacDonald or Donaldson surname. Descriptions of the Donald family lands in the Isles of Scotland are also included.
The chronology of the Bible : connected with contemporaneous events in the history of Babylonians, Assyrians, and Egyptians
This book attempts to chronologise the events of the Bible in a historical manner. Included in this text are discussions on the book of Genesis, the Exodus from Egypt, and the beginnings of Assyrian and Babylonian power in the Middle East.
The chronology of ancient nations : an English version of the Arabic text of the Athar-ul-Bakiya of Albiruni, or, Vestiges of the Past
This book is a documentation of the chronology of ancient nations. It contains technical and historical details on the different systems used to calculate and measure time. Also included in this text is a discussion of various festival times of several nations, such as the Persians, the Greeks, the Muslims and the ancient Sabians. The importance of the lunar cycle is also istudied. There are several charts and tables documenting different times of year in different areas.
The chronology of ancient kingdoms amended : to which is prefix'd, a short chronicle from the first memory of things in Europe, to the conquest of Persia by Alexander the Great
This book is a written history, in chronological order, of the most powerful kingdoms of the Middle East in ancient times. Chapters discussing the Greeks, the Egyptian Empire, the Assyrian Empire, and the Babylonians are included in this text. Some information on Alexander the Great and the Macedonian invasion of Persia can also be found here.
The Christian in compleat armour, or, A treatise of the saints warre against the devil : wherein a discovery is made of that grand enemy of God and his people, in his policies, power, seat of his empire, wickednesse, and chief designe he hath against the saints. A magazin open'd. From whence the Christian is furnished with spiritual armes for the battel, help't on with his armour, and taught the use of his weapon, together with the happy issue of the whole warre
This book is a religious text which explains the importance for all Christians to live life in a truthful and kind manner, or risk becoming lost to the devil. Chapters in this book include some information on the saints, Christian ideas regarding worship, and ways to enhance ones own Christian spirit.
The canary book : containing full directions for the breeding, rearing, and management of canaries and canary mules; cage making, &c. ; formation of canary societies; exhibition canaries, their points, and how to breed and exhibit them; and all other matters connected with this fancy; illustrated
These volumes deal with the breeding, housing, and training of canary birds. Chapters deal with cage making, breeding 'mules', canary diseases, and moulting. The second volume contains a large amount of information on the many different breeds and types of canaries, such as the Glasgow Don, the Belgian, the Norwich Fancy and the Lizard. There is also some information on canary societies and groups devoted to this hobby. Several illustrations of canaries are included.
The Canadian West : its discovery by the Sieur De La V??rendrye ; its development by the fur-trading companies down to the year 1822
This text is a history of the Canadian Northwest, including the discovery of the Hudson Bay in 1610, the discovery of the Northwest by the Sieur de la Verendrye in 1731, Verendrye's voyage and travels throughout North America, interaction with the Indian population, and the importance of the fur trade. The Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company are also discussed at length, including the divisions within the North West Company, growing conflicts between the two, and Lord Selkirk's voyage to North America. One section deals specifically with the difficulties faced by the Scottish settlers at the Red River Settlement in 1816.
The Canadian album : men of Canada, or, Success by example, in religion, patriotism, business, law, medicine, education and agriculture : containing portraits of some of Canada's chief business men, statesmen, farmers, men of the learned professions, and others, also, an authentic sketch of their lives
These volumes are a collection of biographies, portraying important men in Canada during the 19th century. Each biography contains a brief section on the subject's personal history, as well as information on his career. Most men included in this book were successful in the fields of religion, politics, the military, or the business world in Canada. It includes doctors, priests, mayors, lawyers and businessmen from all across Canada. Each biography includes a photograph or illustration.
The campaigns of the British army at Washington and New Orleans, in the years 1814-1815
This book is a narrative of the British attacks against the American cities of New Orleans and Washington during the year 1814. It contains information on the preparation of British troops before the attacks, as well as information on the battles themselves. Military forces are described at great length, with special attention being paid to the role of the British infantry in these battles, as well as colonial forces from Canada. This text ends with the capture of Washington by the British forces, and the effects this had on the political landscape in America after the war.
The campaign in Mesopotamia 1914-1918
These volumes detail troop movements and military undertakings in Mesopotamia during World War I. There is some general information on the countries in this area, such as Turkey, Iraq and Persia, as well as information on pre-war policies and politics from these countries. There are chapters on several important battles fought in Mesopotamia, such as the Battle of Kut, the capture of Basra and Amara, the advance towards Baghdad, and the occupation of Nasiriya. The importance of troops from India is also discussed, as well as British troop movements and support. Several maps and illustrations are also included.
The Buk ov Samz in Mikmak
This is the Book of Psalms from the Bible translated into the Micmac language.
The book of the Union government : a record and souvenir of 1917
This book is a discussion of the formation of the Union government in Canada in 1917. Chapters include information on Sir Robert Borden's efforts for Unionism, the western Liberal convention, and eventually the formulation of the Union government, as well as Sir Wilfred Laurier's campaign and policy. Also included within this book are examples of Union economic and social policy, as well as how they related to the local populations in Canada. Many charts portraying the financial status of the government during this period are included.
The book of Roberts : comprising certain small incidents as recalled by one of them and here set down for the first time
This book is a depiction of the life of Lloyd Roberts. Chapters describe his childhood, growing up near King's College in Halifax, his family life, his grandmother and grandfather, and several of his playmates. It discusses life in Halifax during the late 19th century, and portrays the life of a small boy. Some history of King's College is also included, as are several poems.
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