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Tu sais, mon vieux Jean-Pierre : essays on the archaeology and history of New France and Canadian culture in honour of Jean-Pierre Chrestien / edited by John Willis

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Willis, John 1954-  Search this
Chrestien, Jean-Pierre 1949-2008  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 378 pages ; illustrations (some colour), maps ; 25 cm
To 1763 (New France)
NPM copy 39088019788157 gift of Dr. John Willis.
Chapitre 1. Les Français à Terre-Neuve au début du XVIe siècle -- Chapter 2. Fisher Men at Work -- Chapter 3. Life in a French Atlantic Fishing Village -- Chapter 4. Bread ovens and baking in nineteenth-century Breton fishing stations in Newfoundland -- Chapter 5. The Atlantic travels of Henri Brunet, a migrant merchant in seventeenth-century French Newfoundland -- Chapter 6. Smoking Pipes as Signifiers of French Creole Identity -- Chapitre 7. Les "batteaux plats" de Nouvelle-France -- Chapter 8. If These Pots Could Talk -- Chapitre 9. Habitants, autorités et délits en Nouvelle-France -- Chapter 10. Glimpses from Both Sides of the Palisade -- Chapitre 11. Phases de développement del'art populaire québécois -- Chapitre 12. Une typologie des croix de chamin dans le comté de Mégantic -- Chapter 13. Layers of Talk and Time
"Tu sais mon vieux Jean-Pierre consists of a series of essays on the archaeology and history of New France. It is inspired by the work of archaeologist Jean-Pierre Chrestien (1949-2008), who worked hand-in-glove with a generation of researchers in helping to unearth unexpected and always interesting aspects of New France. Contributions focus first upon the door to New France in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland and Acadia. A second set of essays move further up the St. Lawrence and into the heartland of the continent. The final section examines certain aspects of Canadian culture: popular art, religion and communication. The essays are tied together by a curiosity for material culture, a careful regard for detail and nuance that forms the grain of New France studies, and sensitivity to the overall context that is part and parcel of how history proceeds on the local or regional scale. The essays offer a different perspective on subjects that hopefully the larger community will find stimulating."-- Provided by publisher.
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