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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 unexploited West : a compilation of all of the authentic information available ... as to the natural resources of the unexploited regions of northern Canada
This book is an examination of the Canadian Northwest. It includes chapters on the 'Fertile Belt', agricultural experimentation, valuable timber in Keewatin, hunting and fishing in northern Saskatchewan and northern Alberta, and economic minerals. The Mackenzie River region is also described, along with topography, agriculture, and arable land. The final section of this text discusses the barren lands of the Arctic prairie, such as tree growth, economic minerals, and game animals and fish. Several photographs are included in this text.
The travels of several learned missioners of the Society of Jesus, into diverse parts of the archipelago, India, China, and America : containing a general description of the most remarkable towns; with a particular account of the customs, manners and religion of those several nations, the whole interspers'd with philosophical observations and other curious remarks
These volumes contain the letters of several Jesuit priests. They discuss the 'heathen' practices of the Indian groups in North American, the Oracles in India, and the cruel customs of many religions in China. They also discuss how Christianity can gain footholds in each of these areas, and how to convert many of these populations to Christianity. There are also accounts of the missions of several Jesuit priests in India and China, as well as discussions of priests who have been killed for their religious convictions. A large section deals with religion in Acadia, North America and the Jesuits' relationship with the King of France. There are 22 letters contained in these volumes.
The travels and memoirs of Sir John Reresby, Bart. : the former (now first published) exhibiting a view of the governments and society in the principal states and courts of Europe, during the time of Cromwell's usurpation : the latter containing anecdotes, and secret history, of the courts of Charles II and James II. Illustrated with forty portraits, and views of the most remarkable persons and places mentioned
This book describes the travels of John Reresby throughout much of Europe. In this text, we are given descriptions of several members of the French and British royal families, including their personalities and political positions. There are several portraits of French nobility, as well as illustrations of famed European architecture. Also included are chapters on Amsterdam, London, and areas of Germany.
The tourist's maritime provinces : with chapters on the Gaspe shore, Newfoundland and Labrador and the Miquelon Islands
This book is a tourists guide to the Maritime Provinces. It includes general information, hotels, food, sports, as well as a brief history of areas in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. The Gaspe shore in Quebec is also discussed, along with climate information, and descriptions of tours available. There are also a number of illustrations, including several of Nova Scotia.
The Tell el-Amarna tablets in the British museum with autotype facsimiles
This book is a compilation of the Tell el-Amarna tablets and inscriptions located within the British Museum. Several chapters include information on the inscriptions and writings, such as the letters of Amenophis III, the letters of Rib-Adda, inscriptions and tablets from places in Syria and Egypt, and a list of proper local names from these areas. Several illustrations of the tablets and inscriptions are also included, along with an English translation.
The teaching of Amen-em-apt, son of Kanekht; the Egyptian hieroglyphic text and an English translation of the moral and religious teachings of Egyptian kings and officials illustrating the development of religious philosophy in Egypt during a period of about two thousand years
This book is a discussion of religious theology in Egypt, with many examples being taken from Egyptian history. The teachings of several important Egyptian figures are included, such as Kagemna, Ptah-Hetep, Amenemhat, and King Khati. Other sections detail the religious and moral code of Osiris, morality and religion, and man's duty to God. Illustrations of hyroglyphics are included, as well as English translations.
The story of the Sixty-Sixth C.F.A
This book is a collection of Canadian and British experiences with trench warfare in the First World War. Chapters include information on the training of the Canadian and British troops, as well as their assignments to the combat theatres in Europe. Other sections deal with life in the trenches, marching to the Rhine, and encounters with enemy troops. Several photographs and maps are included in this text.
The story of the British navy : from the earliest times to the present day
This book contains an overview of the British Navy from the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066 until the beginning of the 20th century. Chapters discuss the fleet during the reign of Henry I, as well as several battles with Norman and French invaders. The wars with the Marcher Barons and Scotland is also discussed, including the acts of the British Navy during the reign of Henry V. The famous battle at Agincourt is discussed at length, along with written accounts. During the 16th century, the use of the British Navy in pillaging gold and silver from Spanish ships is described, as well as other naval expeditions and transactions. The end of slavery in Britain is discussed at some length as well, pertaining to its effects on the shipping lines of the kingdom. There are also chapters on the Battle of Trafalgar, the Crimean War, and the development of the modern Navy.
The story of Moncton's first store and storekeeper : life around The Bend a century ago
This book describes the first store in Moncton, New Brunswick, as well as the owner William Harper. Chapters discuss life in the 18th century, the type of customers the store would service, and the practice of keeping an inn as well as a general store. The book deals primarily with the struggles and tribulations of pioneer life at this time, as well as the importance of a general store to the community.
The story of Canada : a history of four centuries of progress from the earliest settlement to the present time
This book is a documentation of Canadian history. The inhabitants of different regions in Canada are examined, with specific attention being paid to several Indian groups, such as the Iroquois and their relationship with the French, as well as Jesuit and Christian missions. The Canadian political landscape is also included, with chapters dealing with Confederation, the War of 1812, and Canadian war policy. Other chapters deal with Canadian involvement in the English and French conflicts during the 19th century, as well as the importance of Fortress Louisbourg in Cape Breton. The final chapter deals with the Canadian contribution to the war effort during World War I.
The story of Atlantis : a geographical, historical, and ethnological sketch illustrated by four maps of the world's configuration at different periods
This book is a discussion about the lost continent of Atlantis. Chapters examine the similarities found in the distribution of flora and fauna between the continents, deep-sea surroundings, similarity of language and ethnological type, similarity of religious belief and architecture, and the testimonies of early writers. The author argues that all of these things lead to the conclusion that there was at one time a land mass between Europe and North America. It also discusses the theory that a catastophic flood buried Atlantis in the ocean over 800,000 years ago. Several maps of Atlantis and the world are contained in the back of this text.
The sportsman in Ireland
This is a book describing the author's travels in Ireland, with special attention being paid to hunting and fishing for sport. Chapters describe arriving in Cork, meeting a native sportsman, angling the lakes and rivers of Ireland, a stag hunt in Killarney, and problems with poachers. Other sections of this text deal with hunting on the mountains of Ireland, coming into contact with Irish smugglers, and witnessing a shipwreck. This text also describes some aspects of Irish culture, such as methods of dress, local customs, and religion. A number of colour illustrations are included in this book.
The sports and pastimes of the people of England : including the rural and domestic recreations, May games, mummeries, shows, processions, pageants, and pompous spectacles, from the earliest period to the present time
This book is a general collection of sporting activity popular in England. Chapters include information on popular sports, pastimes, and military games. Sections include rural exercises practiced by persons of rank, such as hawking, fox hunting and horse racing, those practiced by the rural general populations, and those in urban areas. Other sports covered in this text include archery, wrestling, swimming and cricket. In towns and cities, pastimes were more likely to be puppet shows, plays, or quintain. Other sections of this book discuss things such as secular music, dancing, and lotteries. There are several illustrations accompanying the explanations of the sporting events.
The sporting repository : containing horse-racing, hunting, coursing, shooting, archery, trotting and tandem, matches, cocking, pedestrianism, and a pugilism, anecdotes on sporting subjects, interspersed with essays, tales, and a great variety of miscellaneous articles
This book contains articles and accounts describing sports in England. Chapters describe hunting, fishing, horse racing, cock-fighting, and archery. Each of these sections describes in detail the importance of the sport to English culture, and includes several accounts from participants, plus descriptions of places where the sports are played. Several colour illustrations are also included.
The smell of Lebanon : twenty-four Syrian folk-songs
This text contains examples of 24 Syrian folk songs, as well as their English translations. Most of the songs are written in poetic form, and most deal with love.
The singing caravan : some echoes of Arabian poetry
This book is a brief study of Arabic poetry. Chapters contain information on the life of Arab poetry, the pre-Islamic period, the rise of Islam and the fall of poetry, the weakening of Islam, and the anger felt by many Muslims towards the poets. Several examples of Arabic poems are included.
The ship, its origin and progress : being a general history from its first invention to the latest improvements ; forming a complete account of the naval events of the ancients, the middle ages, and the modern epochs, to the close of 1848 ; including the state of the navies of all nations, episodes, and lines of shipping ; discoveries, colonization, and commerce
This is a historical account of shipbuilding and naval events. Chapters discuss naval events throughout the Middle Ages, as well as nautical practices of the Egyptians and Syrians, naval battles, and the defence of Britain's coastline. Several different types of vessels are also described in detail, with a number of illustrations accompanying the text. Descriptions of both the English and French fleets during the 18th century are included as well.
The Scot in British North America
These volumes examine the role of the Scots in North American culture, in addition to much of the history of Scotland. The War for Scottish Independance against Edward I of England is discussed at length, as is the effect of the Reformation on Scottish religion. British rule in Scotland after the uprisings serves to explain why such a large number of Scots voyaged to North America. The Scottish role in Canada during the 19th century is described, including Scottish contributions to the War of 1812, and what provisions were made for the Scottish immigrants when Canada broke from colonial rule. Because many Scots arrived in the Maritime Provinces, these books discuss the Scottish contributions to the communities and towns on the East coast of Canada. Other chapters deal primarily with Canadian and British history, such as the importance of the fur-trade in the Canadian North-West.
The ruins of Palmyra, otherwise Tedmor, in the desart
'The Ruins of Palmyra' contains a number of plates documenting the architectual ruins of the city. Several plates depict statues, buildings, towers and walls. A number of plates illustrate the collective ruins. A brief history of the city of Palmyra is included, with emphasis on the Roman, Greek, and Babylonian influences of the time. Accompanying the plates is a brief section describing the types of architecture used, as well as a history of the buildings in question.
The ruins of Balbec, otherwise Heliopolis in Coelosyria
Similar to 'The Ruins of Palmyra', 'The Ruins of Balbec' is a collection of plates depicting architectural monuments of the ruined city. The first chapters detail the author's journey from Palmyra to Balbec, as well as a brief history of that city. Each plate is artistically rendered, along with an explanation. A number of illustrations depicting an overview of the ruined city are included, as well as several sketches of what the buildings would have resembled when in pristine condition. A city plan of Balbec can also be found with this text
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