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    DescriptionA lively, eloquent guide to the Maya ruins of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, as entertaining today as when it was first published in 1843, Stephens' guide recounts his two trips made to the region between 1839 and 1842. It includes extensive accounts of 44 Maya sites as well as of Yucatan folkways, manners, dress, ceremonies, amusements--all of which makes this a great travel book. Now published in a single-volume edition, "Incidents of Travel in Yucatan" captures for the modern reader and traveler the excitement of archaeological exploration and discovery.

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    Incidents of Travel in Yucatan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John L. Stephens, Volume editor Karl Ackerman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 179 mm
    Height: 250 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 500 g
    ISBN 13: 9781560986515
    ISBN 10: 1560986514

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
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    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEXICN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS025000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BISAC V2.8: TRV024000
    DC22: 972
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    LC classification: F1376 .S843 1996
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    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    Smithsonian Books
    Imprint name
    Smithsonian Books
    Publication date
    01 July 1996
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    Author Information
    John Lloyd Stephens was an American explorer whose reports on long-forgotten Mayan ruins in Central America caused a resurgence of popular and scholarly interest in the ancient people.
    Review quote
    "Perhaps the most interesting book of travel ever published."--Edgar Allen Poe "Through Stephens's eyes, readers see Yucatan villages of 150 years ago, when Indians used cacao beans instead of money in their marketplaces; a Catholic/indigenous hybrid funeral that seems no more barbaric than the crude medical treatments rendered by another of Stephens's travel companions, Dr. Cabot, on their Mayan guides. One of the first to acknowledge that indigenous Americans might have built the great American pyramids and temples, not Egyptians, Greeks or one of the lost tribes of Israel, Stephens voiced a rare, nonjudgmental viewpoint in a time when European cultural elitism was the unquestioned norm. Not just a curiosity for archeology buffs or cultural studies types, this is also an informative, intriguing guide for armchair travelers."--"Publishers Weekly"