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Incidents of Travel in Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens
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Incidents of Travel in Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens
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Mar 17, 1996 | ISBN 9781560986515

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“Perhaps the most interesting book of travel ever published.”—Edgar Allan 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

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