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Romancing the Maya : Mexican antiquity in the American imagination, 1820-1915

Author: R Tripp Evans
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In this work, Tripp Evans explores why nineteenth-century Americans felt entitled to appropriate Mexico's cultural heritage as the United States' own. He focuses in particular on five well-known figures - American writer and amateur archaeologist John Lloyd Stephens, British architect Frederick Catherwood, Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and the French emigre photographers
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Genre/Form: History
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Evans, R. Tripp, 1968-
Romancing the Maya.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607067455
Online version:
Evans, R. Tripp, 1968-
Romancing the Maya.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2004
(OCoLC)608943718
Named Person: John L Stephens; Frederick Catherwood; Joseph Smith, Jr.; Désiré Charnay; Augustus Le Plongeon; Alice D Le Plongeon; Frederick Catherwood; Désiré Charnay; Alice D Le Plongeon; Augustus Le Plongeon; Joseph Smith, Jr.; John L Stephens
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Tripp Evans
ISBN: 0292702477 9780292702479 9780292722217 0292722214
OCLC Number: 53901395
Description: xii, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The second discovery of America --
Incidents of transcription : "American" antiquity in the work of Stephens and Catherwood --
Joseph Smith and the archaeology of revelation --
The Toltec lens of Désiré Charnay --
Bordering on the magnificent : Augustus and Alice Le Plongeon in the Kingdom of Móo.
Responsibility: R. Tripp Evans.
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