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Written in the ruins : Cape Breton Island's second Pre-Columbian Chinese settlement

Author: Paul Chiasson
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Dundurn, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the very beginning of the European Age of Discovery, Cape Breton was considered unusual. The history of the area even includes early references to the island having once been the land of the Chinese. In 1497, at least a century before any attempt at European settlement in the region, the explorer John Cabot had referred to Cape Breton as the?Island of Seven Cities.? The indigenous people of the region, the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Chiasson, Paul.
Written in the ruins.
(CaOONL)20159066794
Online version:
Chiasson, Paul.
Written in the ruins.
Toronto, Ontario : Dundurn, 2016
(OCoLC)925399154
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Chiasson
ISBN: 9781459733121 1459733126 9781459733138 1459733134 9781459733145 1459733142
OCLC Number: 925399277
Awards: Short-listed for Robbie Robertson Dartmouth Book Award for Non-fiction 2017 (Canada)
Description: 216 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The ruins on the shore --
Rovers of the sea --
The ruins on Mount Grenville --
The mark of an ancient canal --
A cannon from the past --
The adventures of David Ingram --
The treasure fleets --
A culture forgotten --
History through a new lens --
History takes a turn --
Nicolo Zeno of Venice --
Evolution of a myth --
The Zeno stories come of age --
The battle for history --
Myth becomes history.
Responsibility: Paul Chiasson.

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Written in the Ruins investigates the ruins at St. Peters, in the southern part of Cape Breton Island, where amazing evidence supports a wild theory that could answer all the questions raised by the  Read more...

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