The Island of Seven Cities

which recommended “the island of Antilla, which you call seven cities,” as a possible resting point on the western route to Asia. According to Ferdinand Columbus, one of his father's motives for seeking the Indies “was his hope of ...

The Island of Seven Cities

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.

Written in the Ruins

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 island’s curious, unresolved history: ...

Written in the Ruins

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 island’s curious, unresolved history: was it settled by the Chinese long before Europeans arrived?

What Were the Seven Cities of Cibola History of America Grade 3 Children s Exploration Books

1 土土土 1 1 fly ifta xolla drvemo Loronazes On the island , they established seven cities . Although the island of Antillia appeared on many medieval maps , it was just a legend . The island did not exist . It did , however , lend its ...

What Were the Seven Cities of Cibola    History of America Grade 3   Children s Exploration Books

Cities of gold? Did they really exist? Determine the facts behind the expedition organized by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado to find the Seven Cities of Cibola in 1540. By focusing on milestones instead of dry facts, children are likely to appreciate history more. Use a book that combines images, brilliant layouts and well-written texts. Buy a copy today.

Pre Columbian Trans Oceanic Contact

seven settlements (the “Seven Cities”) on the island. In one reading (from Grazioso Benincasa), the seven cities are named Aira, Antuab, Ansalli, Ansesseli, Ansodi, Ansolli and Con.*[11] The legend, in this form, is told in various ...

Pre Columbian Trans Oceanic Contact

Pre-Columbian Trans-Oceanic Contact examines the discovery and settlement of The New World hundreds and even thousands of years before Christopher Columbus was born.

The Seven Cities of the Apocalypse and Roman Culture

The soil of which the island is composed is everywhere volcanic and very barren, and its coasts are flanked by red and gray ... the popes extended protection to the Greek monastery, and it continued to 94 THE SEVEN CITIES OF THE APOCALYPSE.

The Seven Cities of the Apocalypse and Roman Culture

“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.

The Islands of Magic Legends Folk and Fairy Tales from the Azores

Accordingly, she came to the island called Seven Cities. Now in the island of Seven Cities there lived a rich and venerable Christian prince. He adopted Euphemia as his own daughter. She was called Princess Euphemia of the island of ...

The Islands of Magic Legends  Folk and Fairy Tales from the Azores

A collection of folk and fairy tales and legends from the Azores retold for children.

North American Exploration

on an island of another name , and sometimes as seven cities on a continental mainland . As a continental feature , they were mapped in Canada ( in 1500 ) , in South America , and lastly ( 1578 ) in what is now the southwestern United ...

North American Exploration

The three volumes that will encompass North American Exploration appraise the full scope of the exploration of the North American continent and its oceanic margins from prior to the arrival of Columbus until the end of the nineteenth century. More than an assessment of historical events, these volumes portray the process of exploration. Without forgetting the romance of exploration, the authors recognize that exploration is a great deal more than the adventures themselves. All explorers are conditioned by the time, place, and circumstances of their efforts; these determine objectives, the behavior of explorers, and the consequences of their discoveries. In this first volume we follow the expansion of knowledge from the world of the pre-Columbian explorers through the end of the sixteenth century, with each topic addressed by an expert, and all fitting into a coherent whole. The volume is enhanced by a discussion of the geographical knowledge and beliefs of the native peoples of the North American continent, and how this knowledge influenced the efforts and understanding of the Europeans. John Logan Allen is a professor of geography at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of Passage through the Garden: Lewis and Clark and the Image of the American Northwest.

THE ISLANDS OF MAGIC 34 children s fairy tales from the Azore Islands

Accordingly, she came to the island called Seven Cities. Now in the island of Seven Cities there lived a rich and venerable Christian prince. He adopted Euphemia as his own daughter. She was called Princess Euphemia of the island of ...

THE ISLANDS OF MAGIC   34 children s fairy tales from the Azore Islands

Out in the Atlantic Ocean, almost due west of the Pillars of Hercules, lie the Azore Islands. It is just possible that the Azores are all that remain of the fabled, ancient city of Atlantis; for how else would such a small chain of islands end up with such a rich tapestry of folklore and fairy tales. It is here that Elsie Spicer Eells found these tales and recorded them for us to enjoy. In this volume of 34 illustrated children’s stories you will find tales like: Princess Bluegreen of the Seven Cities, The Islands of Flowers, Why Dogs Sniff, The Princess Who Lost Her Rings, The Master Of Magic, St. Anthony's Godchild, The Seven Enchanted Princes and many more. These stories will not be found in any traditional western fairy tale books. This makes these stories unique which will take children, and lovers of folklore, on a journey as yet untrodden by the majority. So, we invite you to curl up with this unique sliver of Antlantean fairy culture, not seen in print for almost a century; and immerse yourself in the tales and fables of yesteryear. ---------------------------- KEYWORDS/TAGS: fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, children’s stories, children’s stories, bygone era, fairydom, fairy land, classic stories, children’s bedtime stories, Princess bluegreen of the seven cities, islands of flowers, Why dogs sniff, Longstaff, pinepuller, rockheaver, table, sifter pinchers, Linda branca and her mask, Fresh figs, Peter-of-the-pigs, princess who lost her rings, master of magic, St. Anthony's godchild, Trouble, young, little maid who was wise, Manoel littlebean, necklace of pearls, daughter of the king of naples, Maria-of-the-forest, seven enchanted princes, listening king, José the beast slayer, princess of the lost island, Why the alvéloa bird received a blessing, Why the codorniz bird received a curse, Outside the door like the mother of st. Peter, Why the owl flies at night, laborer and his master, 'Tis faith which saves, St. Brendan's island, silent cavalier, enchanted palace, friend of the devil, miller's cloak, magic mouthful, messengers

Governing the Island of Montreal

Lachine's Seven Cities Plan In June 1972 the City of Lachine published a report calling for the creation of seven new cities within the MUC . ? Only three of the seven proposed municipalities would be controlled by francophones ...

Governing the Island of Montreal

Located at the junction of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers, Montreal Island is the main contact point between French and English Canadians. Prior to Quebec's "Quiet Revolution" of the 1960s, local governments in Montreal both reflected and perpetuated the mutual isolation of French and English. Residential concentration in autonomous suburbs, together with self-contained networks of schools and social services, enabled English-speaking Montrealers to control the city's economy and to conduct their community's affairs with little regard for the French-speaking majority. The modernization of the Quebec state in the 1960s dramatically challenged this arrangement. The author demonstrates how the English-speaking politicians in cooperation with certain French-speaking allies have succeeded in preventing the wholesale adoption of ambitious schemes for metropolitan reorganization. He describes the workings of a society divided by language and ethnicity, where the pervasiveness of the politics of language impedes all plans for comprehensive metropolitan reform. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1985.

European Images of the Americas and the Classical Tradition

This is the Island of the Seven Cities, often confused with the island of Antilia. The Island of the Seven Cities enjoyed great longevity; it was still appearing on charts drawn at the end of the sixteenth century.24 It was a product of ...

European Images of the Americas and the Classical Tradition


Written in the Ruins

Introduction: The Path to the Second City 1. For a concise history of the project, see the following three short videos: “The Island of Seven Cities, Part One: History and Geography,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkxIPgLLxU; ...

Written in the Ruins

2017 Robbie Robertson Dartmouth Book Award — Shortlisted Paul Chiasson reveals the possibility that early Chinese settlers landed in Cape Breton long before Europeans. 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 Mi’kmaq, were the only aboriginal people of North America who had a written language when Europeans first arrived. This writing, clothing, and customs also suggested an early Chinese presence. In Written in the Ruins, Chiasson investigates the ruins at St. Peters in the southern part of the island, where evidence brought to light supports a theory that could answer all the questions raised by the island’s curious, unresolved history.

Central America 1882 87

For a full account of the history and location of these islands , “ dont la position est encore plus variable que le nom ... The chief of the hypothetical isles were San Brandan , Antilia , and the Island of the Seven Cities ; their ...

Central America  1882 87


The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft History of Central America 1886 1887

For a full account of the history and location of these islands , “ dont la position est encore plus variable que le nom ... The chief of the hypothetical isles were San Brandan , Antilia , and the Island of the Seven Cities ; their ...

The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft  History of Central America  1886 1887


The works of Hubert Howe Bancroft

For a full account of the history and location of these islands , “ dont la position est encore plus variable que le nom ... The chief of the hypothetical isles were San Brandan , Antilia , and the Island of the Seven Cities ; their ...

The works of Hubert Howe Bancroft


History of Central America

For a full account of the history and location of these islands , " dont la position est encore plus variable que le nom ... The chief of the hypothetical isles were San Brandan , Antilia , and the Island of the Seven Cities ; their ...

History of Central America


Central America

For a full account of the history and location of these islands , " dont la position est encore plus variable que le nom ... The chief of the hypothetical isles were San Brandan , Antilia , and the Island of the Seven Cities ; their ...

Central America


History of Central America 1883 87

For a full account of the history and location of these islands , “ dont la position est encore plus variable que le nom ... The chief of the hypothetical isles were San Brandan , Antilia , and the Island of the Seven Cities ; their ...

History of Central America  1883 87


The Un Discovered Islands

The story of the Island of Seven Cities almost certainly evolved independently from that of Antillia. One has its roots in eighthcentury Iberia; the other, perhaps, hints at some early awareness of the North American continent.

The Un Discovered Islands

In The Un-Discovered Islands, critically acclaimed author Malachy Tallack takes the reader on fascinating adventures to the mysterious and forgotten corners of the map. Be prepared to be captivated by the astounding tales of two dozen islands once believed to be real but no longer on the map. These are the products of the imagination, deception, and human error: an archipelago of ex-islands and forgotten lands. From the well-known story of Atlantis and the mysteries of frozen Thule to more obscure tales from around the globe, and from ancient history right up to the present day, this is an atlas of legend and wonder, with glorious illustrations by Katie Scott.

The Island in Imagination and Experience

And confusion also exists with Seven Cities, which has been equated with Antilia, but which perhaps has a history dating back to as far as 711 AD when seven bishops, fleeing from the Moors, reached Portugal and took ship to settle on a ...

The Island in Imagination and Experience

From Treasure Island to Robben Island, from the paradise of Thomas More's 'Utopia' to Napoleon's purgatory on Elba, islands have proved irresistible to mankind's imagination since time immemorial. Self-confessed islomaniac Barry Smith explores how islands bewitch us so, and examines the kind of human experiences that islands inspire. Journeying all around the globe to take in the most fascinating stories of Earth's half a million islands, this book considers the unique geography, politics and economics of islands and their cultures. It traces their singular place in literature, religion and philosophy, and disentangles the myths and the facts to reveal just why islands exert such an insistent grip on the human psyche. 'Fascinating and wide-ranging.' Island Review 'A fascinating survey of the interplay between those little dots of land and the human imagination... Smith is excellent on the ways in which islands have always been pawns in geopolitical games...witty.' Geographical "Magisterial... A harrowing, enthralling piece of work that bears comparison with John Prebble's equally dense, equally passionate classic, The Highland Clearances ... [A] fascinating, scrupulous, angry, scholarly book." Jim Perrin, The Great Outdoors

Lost Cities of North Central America

Associated with the Antilles is the legend of Seven Cities of Gold , similar to the legend that was to develop in Arizona and ... One of the leaders , or captain of one of the ships , Covey believes , was born on the island of Rhodes .

Lost Cities of North   Central America

"Search for lost Mayan cities and books of gold, discover an ancient canal system in Arizona, climb gigantic pyramids in the Midwest, explore megalithic monuments in New England, and join the astonishing quest for the lost cities throughout North [and Central] America"--Amazon.com.