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The Island Of Seven Cities

Author : Paul Chiasson
ISBN : 9781466852105
Genre : History
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The Island of Seven Cities unveils the first tangible proof that the Chinese settled in the New World before Columbus. In the summer of 2003, architect Paul Chiasson decided to climb a mountain he had never explored on Cape Breton Island, where eight generations of his Acadian family had lived. One of the oldest points of exploration and settlement in the Americas, with a written history dating back to the first days of European discovery, Cape Breton is littered with remnants of old settlements. But that day Chiasson found a road that was unique. Well made and consistently wide, and at one time clearly bordered with stone walls, the road had been a major undertaking. But he could find no record of it. In the two years of detective work that followed, Chiasson systematically surveyed the history of Europeans in North America and came to a stunning conclusion: the ruins he had stumbled upon – an entire townsite on a mountaintop---did not belong to the Portuguese, the French, the English, or the Scots. And they predated John Cabot's 1497 "discovery" of the island. Using aerial and site photographs, maps and drawings, and his own expertise as an architect, Chiasson re-creates how he pieced together the clues to one of the world's great mysteries: a large Chinese colony existed and thrived on Canadian shores well before the European Age of Discovery. He addresses how the ruins had been previously overlooked or misunderstood, and how the colony was abandoned and forgotten, in China and in the New World. And he discovers the traces the colony left in the storytelling and culture of the Mi'kmaq, whose written language, clothing, technical knowledge, religious beliefs, and legends, he argues, expose deep cultural ties to China. A gripping account of an earth-shaking discovery, The Island of Seven Cities will change the way we think about our world.
Category: History

The Seven Cities Of The Apocalypse And Roman Culture

Author : Roland H. Worth
ISBN : 9781532685859
Genre : Religion
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“To understand the immediate cultural and societal background of the cities to which John wrote in Revelation 1 and 2, we must first understand the broader background of Roman civilization and its impact upon Asian province,” writes Roland H. Worth in the introduction to this fascinating, information-packed work. It is an in-depth study of the history, culture, society, economics, and environment of early Christians living in Roman Asia. Drawing on a multitude of resources from diverse disciplines, Worth surveys Roman life and attitudes in general, and demonstrates how Roman power developed and was exercised in Asia. He describes life in Roman Asia: what it was like to live in that province, how the imperial cult grew and prospered there, as well as the nature of official governmental persecution in the first century. A second book, The Seven Cities of the Apocalypse and Greco-Asian Culture, will fill in the details of the local background of the Christians for whom the “mini-epistles” in the book of Revelation were written.
Category: Religion

Francisco Coronado And The Seven Cities Of Gold

Author : Shane Mountjoy
ISBN : 9781438102412
Genre : America
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Spanish legend claimed that there were seven cities built of gold and filled with treasure in the New World. Coronado and his troupe spent three years wandering in the American Southwest discovering only the beauty of the landscape. Today he is seen as a
Category: America

The Voyages Of The Cabots

Author : Samuel Edward Dawson
ISBN : UOM:49015000034026
Genre : America
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Category: America

Early Mapping Of Southeast Asia

Author : Thomas Suarez
ISBN : 9781462906963
Genre : History
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With dozens of rare color maps and other documents, Early Mapping of Southeast Asia follows the story of map-making, exploration and colonization in Asia from the 16th to the 19th centuries. It documents the idea of Southeast Asia as a geographical and cosmological construct, from the earliest of times up until the down of the modern era. using maps, itineraries, sailing instructions, traveler's tales, religious texts and other contemporary sources, it examines the representation of Southeast Asia, both from the historical perspective of Western exploration and cartography, and also through the eyes of Asian neighbors. Southeast Asia has always occupied a special place in the imaginations of East and West. This book recounts the fascinating story of how Southeast Asia was, quite literally, put on the map, both in cartographic terms and as a literary and imaginative concept.
Category: History

Central America 1882 87

Author : Hubert Howe Bancroft
ISBN : UCAL:B3609050
Genre : British Columbia
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Category: British Columbia

Central America

Author : Hubert Howe Bancroft
ISBN : PRNC:32101078165949
Genre : Central America
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Category: Central America

Tales Of The Enchanted Islands Of The Atlantic

Author : Thomas Wentworth Higginson
ISBN : IND:30000121037000
Genre : Geographical myths
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A collection of twenty myths and legends that revolve around vanishing or mysterious islands.
Category: Geographical myths