The Book of Trinidad PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Book of Trinidad free pdf "We must remember...and we must remember everything." - Gerard Besson The Book of Trinidad, a perennial favourite with Trinidadians all over the world, is an eclectic mix of travelogues, recipes, newspaper reports, official records, the seminal work of historians and, perhaps more importantly, the oral traditions of the very old whose memories link back to the turn of the century. Fully illustrated with rare pictures from a wide range of sources, The Book of Trinidad has sold thousands of copies since its first publication in 1986. The history of beautiful Trinidad is a relatively short but multi-faceted one in comparison to its neighbouring islands in the Caribbean. The Book of Trinidad travels through centuries of Trinidad's life, exposing an experience in which the changing of seasons was the only constant in an otherwise timeless world. The remarkable thing in the development of Trinidad has been the make-up of its population. Literally, people from all over the world found a home in the island by virtue of their Catholicism or other considerations. Truly antique strains, such as the Rada from West Africa and Maronite Christians from the Ottoman Empire, Brahmins from India, French aristocrats, Corsican revolutionaries, Portuguese converted to Protestanism from Madeira, Chinese peasants, liberated Africans, and Shiite Muslims who have continued to the present to celebrate Muharrum (Hosay) were all poured into the mould of British colonialism and stamped by the prejudices of the time. Writers Bridget Brereton and Gerard Besson bring together the people of Trinidad by commemorating the memory of shared experiences among this plethora of cultures in the development of our beloved country. Brereton and Besson's collaboration in The Book of Trinidad draws together the collective experience of the nation's people to put together the colourful mosaic that is, in truth, our national patrimony. Bridget Brereton was a Professor of History and the Head of the History department at the University of the West Indies' St. Augustine campus. She has served on several occasions as the Principal of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. Gerard A. Besson is a publisher, writer and historian. He is the founder of Paria Publishing, a company that has produced around 100 titles in the field of history and folklore. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Hummingbird Medal (Gold) for Heritage Preservation and Promotion.

About Gerard Besson

Regrettably, at the moment we simply cannot present you with information about the actual Manager Gerard Besson. However this does not necessarily mean we do not work for my child selection. Additionally we inquire that you allow us on this subject. When you have down time and need will certainly exceptionally enjoy if you tell us all your information. Whenever acquiring these kinds of responses and info via consumers about the The Book of Trinidad Writer Gerard Besson, we initially your ex check. The moment most of us be sure that many correct, simply submit this. Many of us fully grasp this enable and also thanks ahead of time.

Details Book

Author : Gerard Besson
Publisher : Paria Publishing Company Limited
Data Published : 01 November 2010
ISBN : 9768054360
EAN : 9789768054364
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 550 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Book of Trinidad

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • The Rough Guide to Trinidad and Tobago free pdfThe Rough Guide to Trinidad and Tobago

    The Rough Guide to Trinidad and Tobago is the definitive guide to these high-spirited twin islands. White-sand beaches. swaying palms and reef-studded waters are all here for the taking. but Trinidad and Tobago turns the Caribbean stereotype on its head..

  • The Guild of Students at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, 1 ... free pdfThe Guild of Students at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, 1 ...

    In 2012. the Guild of Students at the University of the West Indies. St Augustine. Trinidad and Tobago. celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. a milestone it shared with the national and regional community..

  • Born to Defend free pdfBorn to Defend

    Spanish Trinidad is the first ever history of the 300 year span of the Spanish period of Trinidad. written from a strictly Spanish perspective. From the encounter of Christopher Columbus with the first Trinidadian Amerindians during the summer of 1498..

  • Reclaiming African Religions in Trinidad free pdfReclaiming African Religions in Trinidad

    Frances Henry's book explores various African religions as part of a cultural system. relevant to national identity in the island of Trinidad The book deals with the dynamic doctrinal and ideological changes that have taken place within the religions..

  • Created in the West Indies free pdfCreated in the West Indies

    Created in the West Indies: Caribbean Perspectives on V.S. Naipaul updates and furthers the debates on the life and work of an internationally acclaimed writer. Nobel laureate and native son of Trinidad and Tobago..

  • The Book of Trinidad free pdfThe Book of Trinidad

    . "We must remember...and we must remember everything." - Gerard Besson The Book of Trinidad, a perennial favourite with Trinidadians all over the world, is an eclectic mix of travelogues, recipes, ne