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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
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Cape Breton University - The Sydney Booster
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Under the Syrian sun : the Lebanon, Baalbek, Galilee, and Judaea
These volumes document the customs and culture of the people of Lebanon, Baalbek, Galilee, and Judaea. Chapters include information on the Druse religion, Druse customs, a Druse marriage ceremony, as well as descriptions of the plains of Galilee and the cedars of Ainzahalta. A brief history of regions of Lebanon is also included, as well as further discussion on such topics as the city of Jericho, the port at Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee and the forests of Harosheth. Several coloured illustrations accompany the text.
Turner on birds : a short and succinct history of the principal birds noticed by Pliny and Aristotle
This book is a reprint of ornithological research first written by Aristotle and Pliny and published in the 16th century by William Turner. It contains information on several different types of birds, notes on their habits, and the environment in which they live. Several sections contain additions and notes by Turner, such as the text that discusses the work of Aristotle. Much of this text is in Latin, although an English translation is also provided.
Truth is stranger than fiction : the life of Sergeant I.W. Ambler, embracing his nativity, poverty, and toil when but a child in the coal-mines of England ; his connection with the British army, sufferings and dissipation ; his escape to the United States and dissipation continued.
This text is an autobiographical account of Sergeant I.W. Ambler. It describes his childhood in poverty, working in the coal-mines of England, his arrest and subsequent enlistment in the English army, and his military travels around the world. Several chapters deal with his stationing at Malta, his desertion and marriage, as well as a number of encounters with Indian tribes in the United States. His travels throughout the states of New England are recounted, as well as a number of chapters describing his religious rebirth. Several illustrations are included throughout this book.
Travels, or, Observations relating to several parts of Barbary and the Levant
This book documents the geographical observations of Thomas Shaw during his travels through Algiers. It describes several areas of Algiers including the sea coast, and many inland areas. The inhabitants of these regions are also discussed, as are several of their customs. Shaw also includes some botanical descriptions of plant life in Algiers. Several illustrations and maps are also included in this book.
Travels, or, Observations relating to several parts of Barbary and the Levant
This book discusses geographical and cultural observations on areas of North Africa and the Levant. Chapters discuss the geography of Algiers, the remarkable places and inhabitants of the inlands of Tlem-san, and other important cultural findings in the Sahara. Information is presented on the political landscape of these areas, as well as key geographical features.
Travels through the states of North America and the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, during the years 1795, 1796, and 1797
These volumes contain a series of letters that document the travels of the author throughout North America in the late 18th century. New York, Philadelphia, and Washington are discussed at length, focussing on the cultural, geographical, and political landscape. Several chapters contain information on the southern United States, as well as observations on the conditions of slaves used in the plantation system. Information on Lower Canada is also included, with lengthy descriptions of Quebec, the French-Canadian culture, and its relationship with the United States. There are several maps and illustrations.
Travels through part of Europe, Asia Minor, the islands of the archipelago, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Mount Sinai, etc. : giving a particular account of the most remarkable places, structures, ruins, inscriptions, &c. in these countries.
These volumes document the author's travels throughout the Middle East and Asia Minor. Special attention is given to such notable cities as Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem, and Jericho, as well as full descriptions of cities with historical importance, such as Constantinople, Damascus, Rhodes, Antioch and Cairo. In each of these regions, the customs of the inhabitants are described, such as style of dress, religious beliefs, and local customs. Early Christian and Muslim beliefs are also discussed, as much of the second volume relates to the author's travels and experiences in the Holy Land.
Travels through Cyprus, Syria, and Palestine : with a general history of the Levant
These volumes are descriptions of Cyprus, Syria, and Palestine. Special consideration is given to the influence these areas had on such groups as the Romans, Greeks, and Persians, as well as how these countries were important to the way of life throughout the Middle East in general. Several chapters discuss social beliefs and superstitions in each of these regions, and provide information specific to each; wine making and the plague of 1760 are two examples from the section devoted to Cyprus. There are descriptions of cities such as Jericho, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem, as well as some discussion of the religion of Islam.
Travels of Lady Hester Stanhope : forming the completion of her memoirs
The travels of Lady Hester Stanhope were written by her physician Dr Meyron, who accompanied her for many years and became the chief authority on her biography. Lady Hester Stanhope (1776-1839) left England for the Levant in 1810. These books include the period between the 36th and 43rd year of her life. The book documents her travels throughout much of the Middle East.
Travels in North America; with geological observations on the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia
This book contains a history of voyages throughout the United States and Canada with a special emphasis on geological information. Chapters include details on the geological conditions in areas such as the Halifax Harboor, Lake Ontario, Niagra Falls, as well as the ridges and rocky soil in regions of New Jersey, Virginia and North Carolina. Several chapters include some discussion on the slave trade in the Southern United States during this period. A number of plates detailing the areas discussed are also included.
Travels in North America in the years 1827 and 1828
This is a description of the author's travels through north-eastern United States and central Canada during the early 19th century. Chapters discuss issues such as education, trade, and economics in areas such as New York, Boston, Philidelphia, and the Niagara region of Canada. Several topics are described, such as American elections, the prison system, the Great Lakes, the Welland and other canals, and the overall importance of North America to Great Britain. Several maps are included.
Travels in Greece, Palestine, Egypt, and Barbary during the years 1806 and 1807
These volumes describe the travels of the author throughout the Middle East, specifically Greece, Palestine, Egypt, and Barbary during the years 1806 and 1807. There are brief histories of each of these countries, as well as descriptions of their societies and cultures. Chapters include discussion on the early wars between Sparta and Athens, as well as early Christian belief in Jerusalem. The author includes some stories told by the local inhabitants of these areas, which give some information on similarities and differences between each of these cultures.
Travels in Egypt, Nubia, Holy Land, Mount Libanon, and Cyprus, in the year 1814
This book is a documentation of the author's travels throughout Egypt, Nubia, Lebanon, and Cyprus in 1814. Most of this book focuses on military information, although chapters also include brief sections on history, geography, economics and politics. Cities such as Alexandria, Cairo, Jerusalem, and Constantinople are discussed at length, as are the politics of the surrounding areas. There are descriptions of local customs and practices, such as slave trading in a marketplace in Egypt, or the practices of Moorish merchants at Malta. Several illustrations are also included.
Travels in Africa, Egypt, and Syria, from the year 1792 to 1798
This book documents the author's travels throughout Syria, Egypt, and parts of Africa. It includes information on religious practices, geography, and local customs, in areas such as Kahir, Alexandria, Darfur, and Egypt. Chapters include information on religious sites, such as the Temple of Jupiter, as well as the governance of different areas, such as a description of a marketplace in Thebes. Several medical observations are also included by the author, such as chapters on small-pox, hernia, and hydrophobia, as well as his theories on the local treatments for these ailments. Illustrations are included throughout.
Trait?? des substitutions fid??icommissaires contenant toutes les connaissances essentielles selon le droit Romain et le droit Fran?ºais : avec des notes sur l'Ordonnance de 1747
This book discusses the right of heirs to inherit land and property during the 18th century. Chapters include sections on the legal definition of an heir, the legal substitution of one heir for another, all the laws and regulations that apply to inheritances, and the publication or administration of succession law.
Trails through western woods
This book describes the author's travels throughout the woods and trails of the American Northwest. Chapters include information on the Salish Indians, Lake Angus MacDonald, and the trails that abound in the forests of the North. Several chapters deal with the author's relations with the Indian tribes of the area, as well as missionary work done by the Catholic Church. Some photographs illustrate this text.
Topliff's travels : Letters from abroad in the years 1828 and 1829
'Topliff's Travels' details Mr. Samuel Topliff's journeys throughout Europe in the years 1828 and 1829. Sections of the book contain letters written home by Mr. Topliff describing his experiences in Cardiff, Edinburgh, and London. A lengthy memoir section, penned by Ethel Stanwood Bolton is also included, as are some genealogical charts from the Topliff family.
Three years in North America
This book documents the author's travels throughout the continental United States during the years 1828 to 1830. Chapters include geographical information about the cities of New York, Washington, Richmond, and New Orleans, and discuss the abysmal treatment of the Indian population by the Government of the United States. The conditions of slaves in the Southern States is examined, and the battle of New Orleans is described. Several sections compare the cultural differences between cities in the different regions of America.
Three gifts : an Arab love story
'Three Gifts' is a fictional story about a boy named Tangu who must journey to Aleppo. During his travels, he experiences several adventures, such as having to fight against an army, and cross a desert. Once in Aleppo, Tangu meets a girl and falls in love. This story describes all of the things Tangu does to try and win the love of the girl, including giving her three gifts. Several illustrations are included in this book. This edition of the book was limited to 1,500 copies, of which this is number 1.
The voiage and travaile of Sir John Maundeville, kt. which treateth of the way to Hierusalem; and of marvayles of Inde, with other ilands and countryes
This book is a translation of a 14th century account of Sir John Mandeville's travels throughout the Middle East, specifically Jerusalem, Libya and Jordan. Chapters include a description of the journey from England to Constantinople, the pilgrimages to Jerusalem, the province of Galilee, and some prophesies of the Antichrist. Customs of the local populations are examined, as well as the religion of Islam. Other chapters deal with forms of local goverment, as well as meeting the Emperor of Persia. A number of woodcut illustrations accompany this text.
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