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Stephens, John L. 1805-1852

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Works: 298 works in 1,106 publications in 5 languages and 16,068 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Bibliography  History  Pictorial works  Maps  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Other, Dedicatee
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Incidents of travel in Central America, Chiapas, & Yucatan by John L Stephens( Book )

173 editions published between 1841 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Lloyd Stephens (1805-1852) was an American politician, explorer and writer who is renowned for his pioneering research into the ancient Maya civilisation of Central America. In 1839 Stephens was appointed a Special Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Central America (modern Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador). First published in 1841, this two-volume work is an account of his travels in 1839 and 1840, visiting and recording ancient Mayan sites. Stephens describes Copán, Palenque and forty-two other ancient sites and includes over fifty illustrations drawn by his travelling companion Frederick Catherwood (1799-1854), a professional architect. Although earlier accounts of Mayan ruins had been published, Stephens' vivid descriptions and Catherwood's meticulous drawings were far more detailed and accurate than previous reports, and kindled Victorian interest in the ancient Maya civilisation. Volume 1 focuses on Copán and the indigenous cultures of Central America
Incidents of travel in Yucatan by John L Stephens( Book )

63 editions published between 1843 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains an illustrated 1848 travelogue of a journey through the Yucatan
Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy Land by John L Stephens( Book )

132 editions published between 1837 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American writer and diplomat John Lloyd Stephens (1805-52) was effectively the founder of Mesoamerican archaeology, through his rediscovery of the Mayan civilization (his two-volume Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan is also reissued in this series). But before that, having qualified and practised as a lawyer in New York, he went on a two-year journey through Egypt and the Near East, publishing an account of his experiences in 1837 (under the name of George Stephens): this reissue is of the expanded 1838 edition. The work was extremely popular, possibly because, as he states in the preface, Stephens writes 'without perplexing himself with any deep speculations upon the rise and fall of empires', nor does he give much archaeological detail. Volume 2 sees Stephens heading towards Aqaba, whence he moves northward, visiting Petra, Gaza, Hebron, Jerusalem and the Dead Sea before returning to the coast at Tyre and sailing back to Alexandria
Incidents of travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland by John L Stephens( Book )

31 editions published between 1838 and 1875 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidents of travel in Yucatan by John L Stephens( )

27 editions published between 1843 and 2016 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidents of travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland / by J.L. Stephens by John L Stephens( Book )

34 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los mayas antiguos; monografías de arqueología, etnografía y lingüística mayas by César Lizardi Ramos( Book )

6 editions published in 1941 in Spanish and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidents of travel in Yucatan : volumes I & II by John L Stephens( )

13 editions published between 1843 and 2010 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidents of travel in Yucatán by John L Stephens( )

11 editions published between 1843 and 2010 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidentes de viaje en Centroamérica, Chiapas y Yucatán by John L Stephens( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aventures de voyage en pays maya by John L Stephens( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begebenheiten auf einer reise in Yucatan by John L Stephens( Book )

5 editions published in 1853 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes of travel in Egypt and Nubia by John L Stephens( Book )

8 editions published between 1876 and 2012 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marvels of Copan : (a handy illustrated guide) by Joaquín Muñoz( Book )

3 editions published between 1941 and 1976 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidents of travel in Yucatan : illustrated by 120 engravings : in two volumes by John L Stephens( )

13 editions published between 1843 and 2003 in English and French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidents of travel in Yucatán by John L Stephens( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1973 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidentes de viaje en Centro América, Chiapas y Yucatán; obra escrita en inglés hace cien años by John L Stephens( Book )

in Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viaje a Yucatán by John L Stephens( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidents of travel in Egypt by John L Stephens( )

2 editions published in 1853 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petrae, and the Holy Land by John L Stephens( Book )

13 editions published between 1838 and 2012 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy Land
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Incidents of travel in YucatanIncidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy LandIncidents of travel in YucatanIncidents of travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland / by J.L. StephensIncidents of travel in Yucatan : volumes I & IIIncidents of travel in YucatánIncidents of travel in Yucatan : illustrated by 120 engravings : in two volumes
Alternative Names
American 1805-1852

An American (J. L. Stephens)

Author of "Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea and the Holy Land".

Author of Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petrœa 1805-1852 and the Holy Land

Author of Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petrœa and the Holy Land

Author of Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petrœa, and the Holy Land, 1805-1852

Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petrœa 1805-1852 and the Holy Land, Author of

Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petrœa and the Holy Land, Author of

Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petrœa, and the Holy Land, Author of, 1805-1852

John Lloyd

John Lloyd Stephens Amerikaans auteur

John Lloyd Stephens avocat, archéologue

John Lloyd Stephens esploratore, scrittore e diplomatico statunitense, famoso per la scoperta della civiltà dei Maya

John Lloyd Stephens explorador, escritor y diplomático estadounidense

John Lloyd Stephens US-amerikanischer Forschungsreisender, Amateurarchäologe, Autor, Anwalt und Diplomat

Lloyd Stephens, John 1805-1852

Stefens, Džon.

Stephens, J. L.

Stephens, J. L. 1805-1852

Stephens, J. L. (John Lloyd), 1805-1852

Stephens, John G.

Stephens, John L.

Stephens, John L. 1805-1852

Stephens John Lloyd

Stephens, John Lloyd, 1805-1852

Джон Ллойд Стефенс

Стефенс, Джон Ллойд

Ջոն Լլոիդ Ստեֆենս

جون لويد ستيفنز

스티븐스, 존 L. 1805-1852

스티븐스, 존 로이드 1805-1852

존 로이드 스티븐스

ジョン・ロイド・スティーヴンズ

スティーヴンズ

スティーブンズ, ジョン・L

スティーブンズ, ジョン・ロイド

莊·勞萊·史提芬

約翰·勞伊德·史蒂芬斯

Languages
English (615)

Spanish (63)

German (25)

French (7)

Chinese (1)