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Bibliography - Port-Royal

Some suggested reading sources relating to Port-Royal National Historic Site:


Primary Sources

Champlain, Samuel de. The works of Samuel de Champlain, Champlain Society,ed., University of Toronto Press, reprint, 1971. 7 vol. text in English and in old French. http://www.champlainsociety.ca
• Vol. 1: 1599-1607 in particular covers French establishment in Acadia.

Fischer, David H. Champlain’s Dream. Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2008

Le Blant, Robert and René Baudry, eds., Nouveaux documents sur Champlain et son epoque, Vol. 1 : 1560-1622. Ottawa: National Archives of Canada, 1967

Lescarbot, Marc. Histoire de la Nouvelle-France. W. L.Grant (ed.), Toronto, 3 vol : 1907, 1911, 1914.

Lescarbot, Marc. Nova Francia. [P. Erondelle translation, New York-London: Broadway Travellers, 1928] 1609

Thwaites, Reuben G., ed., The Jesuit relations and allied documents : travels and explorations of the Jesuit missionaries in New France, 1610-1791 : the original French, Latin and Italian texts, with English translations and notes. 73 vol. Cleveland: Burrows Bros., 1896-1901. The Jesuit Relations and the History of New France


Secondary Sources

Armstrong, Joe C. W. Champlain. Toronto: MacMillan of Canada, 1987

Buckner, Phillip A., and John G. Reid, eds., The Atlantic Region to Confederation: A History. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994
• Academic text, with a chapter authored by Naomi Griffiths on the period in which Port-Royal was founded

Campeau, Lucien (ed.) Monumentae Novae Franciae. [Lonc, W. O. and G.F. Topp translation. The beginning of Acadia. Book I : The Explorers. Gotran Trottier, 1999] Québec : Presses de l’Université Laval, 1967

Campeau, Lucien (ed.) Monumentae Novae Franciae. [Lonc, W. O. and G. F. Topp translation. The Beginning of Acadia. Book 2 : The Souriquois. Gotran Trottier, 1999] Québec : Presses de l’Université Laval, 1979

Campeau, Lucien (ed.) Monumentae Novae Franciae. [Lonc, W. O. and G.F. Topp translation. The Beginning of Acadia. Book 3 : The mission. Gotran Trottier, 1999] Québec : Presses de l’Université Laval, 1987

Chevrier, Cécile, Acadie : Esquisses d’un parcours / Sketches of a journey. Dieppe: La Société Nationale de l’Acadie, 1994
• A book aimed at a general readership, filled with illustrations. Early sections relate to Port-Royal. There is also an English-language version.

Daigle, Jean, “L’Acadie, 1603-1763. Synthèse historique” in Jean Daigle, ed., Les Acadiens des Maritime : études thématique. Moncton: Université de Moncton Centre d’Études acadiennes, 1980
• Collection of papers by Acadian scholars; the introductory chapter touches on the Habitation story and its aftermath. This book also exists in English.

Jones, Elizabeth. Gentlemen and Jesuits, Quests For Glory And Adventure In The Early Days of New France. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1986


for European background:

Braudel, Fernand. The Structures of Everyday Life: The Limits of the Possible. [S. Reynolds translation, New York, 1981] Paris, 1979.

Lough, John. An Introduction to Seventeenth Century France. London, 1954.

Pennington, Donald H. Seventeenth Century Europe. London, 1970.


for General Histories of New World and Old World connections:

Berlin, Ira. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in Mainland North America. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1998

Dickason, Olive P. The Myth of the Savage and the Beginnings of French Colonialism in the Americas. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1984

Eccles, William J. France in America. New York, 1972

Morrison, Samuel E. The European Discovery of America: The Northern Voyages A.D. 500-1600. New York: Oxford University Press, 1971

Trigger, Bruce. Natives and Newcomers, Canada’s “Heroic Age” Reconsidered. Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, 1986

Trudel, Marcel. The Beginnings of New France 1524-1663. [abridged English version, P. Claxton, ed. Toronto, 1973] Montreal, 1963,1966


Online sources:

Government of Nova Scotia, Parish of Saint Jean-Baptiste (Annapolis Royal) records, 1702 – 1755. 
www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/cap/acadian