[ Reading ] ➺ Incidents of Travel in Yucatan 1-2 Author John Lloyd Stephens – Ebats.us

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan 1-2 Edgar Allan Poe Called It Perhaps The Most Interesting Travel Book Ever Published Here, Complete In One Volume, Is The Classic Real Life Adventureoriginally Published Across Two Volumes In 1841that Mesmerized Readers With Its Evocative Descriptions Of Journeys In Mesoamerica With A Wandering Spirit Mellowed By An Analytic Eye, American Diplomat And Writer JOHN LLOYD STEPHENS 18051852 Introduced Westerners To The Mysteries Of The Yucatan In This Contemporary Bestseller, Riveting Armchair Explorers With His Lyrical Account Of Visits To 44 Maya Sites, Including The Then Unknown Chichen Itza And Uxmal Complete With All The Beautiful Original Illustrations By English Artist And Architect FREDERICK CATHERWOOD 17991854 , This Is Essential Reading For Those Fascinated By Mesoamerican Culture As Well As Those Under The Thrall Of An Itch To See The World.

[ Reading ] ➺ Incidents of Travel in Yucatan 1-2  Author John Lloyd Stephens – Ebats.us
  • Hardcover
  • 672 pages
  • Incidents of Travel in Yucatan 1-2
  • John Lloyd Stephens
  • English
  • 14 September 2017
  • 1605203807

    10 thoughts on “[ Reading ] ➺ Incidents of Travel in Yucatan 1-2 Author John Lloyd Stephens – Ebats.us

  1. says:

    Stephens previous book, Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas Yucatan, 2 Vols was a great adventure story and had me flipping pages just to see how these men would actually make it back home alive at some points in the narrative This one continues their travels a couple of years later, this time through the Yucatan, where they made a circuit of several ruins from Cop n to Tulum While the going was not at all easy t...

  2. says:

    For my 50th birthday, my wife and I spent a week in Valladolid, taking day trips to various Mayan sites Some sites, like Ek Balam, we had completely to ourselves It was desolate, and only partially excavated Having now read Incidents of Travel, I am so envious of John Stephens and the amazing exploration he undertook in the mid 1800s On our drive from Cancun to Valladolid, we passed n...

  3. says:

    As an archeological examination of ruins in Mexico, John Lloyd Stephen s book is very successful, but as a travel and adventure narrative which is how it is marketed but not necessarily Stephens aim while writing it doesn t The narrative is too dry as Stephens documents ruin after ruin with only a modest bit of speculation about the ancient people who built them His ...

  4. says:

    I picked this up 17 years ago in Mexico when my husband and I were touring various Mayan sites Very professional almost textbook like book on Stephen s archeological trips through Central America The illustrations are amazing There s a lot of information in this book, so if you haven ...

  5. says:

    Al llegar a vivir a Yucat n comenc a leer este libro Es una extraordinaria narraci n de los lugares visitados y hechos acontecidos al grupo de aventureros conformado por John Loyd Stephens, Frederick Catherwood y el Dr Cabot Desde su desembarco en Sisal hasta su partida.Cualquier lector interesado en la cultura, arqueolog a y costumbres Yucatecas encontrar una maravillosa lectura en este libro Mas a n si pueden visitar las zonas ar...

  6. says:

    This amazing trek shows how well intentioned travellers in the 19th century plowed their way through ancient sites in this case, Mayan ruins pillaging merrily along the way I suppose the upside is that others were able to go there later and repair some ...

  7. says:

    The sixteenth century Pope s quote in the conclusion on P 275 276 is a fearful example of the power of the written word to subdue a people By 1547, complete Spanish control reigned over Yucatan, though even as late as 1550 there were only 1550 Spanish in all of the colonial proviince.

  8. says:

    Got about halfway through and it was due at the library I had to force myself to read that far I think it would of been a lotinteresting for me if I was into archeology or planning a visit to that area or had been there It is essentially a cataloging of ruins.

  9. says:

    Toting this along on our first trip to the Yucatan.

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