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The Resource Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy Land, Volume 1, John Lloyd Stephens, (electronic resource )

Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy Land, Volume 1, John Lloyd Stephens, (electronic resource )

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Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy Land, Volume 1
Title
Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy Land
Title number
Volume 1
Statement of responsibility
John Lloyd Stephens
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 1 begins with Stephens' arrival at Alexandria in Egypt, and his journey down the Nile to the Cataracts; it ends with a visit to St Catherine's monastery in Sinai.--
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1805-1852
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Stephens, John L.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge library collection. Archaeology
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Egypt
  • Arabia, Roman
  • Palestine
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Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy Land, Volume 1, John Lloyd Stephens, (electronic resource )
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316015322
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online resource
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Contents
Preface -- Preface to new edition -- 1. Alexandria -- 2. From Alexandria to Cairo -- 3. The slave-market at Cairo -- 4. Journey up the Nile -- 5. Sporting on the Nile -- 6. Small favours thankfully received -- 7. The temple of Dendera -- 8. The rock of the chain -- 9. Ascent of the cataracts -- 10. Thebes, its temples and great ruins -- 11. The Arabs and the pacha -- 12. A travelling artist and antiquary -- 13. A good word for the Arabs -- 14. The caravan -- 15. The aspect of the mountains -- 16. Ascent of Sinai -- 17. Diet of the monks
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CR9781316015322
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Extent
1 online resource (xii, 317 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781316015322
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)911671415
Label
Incidents of travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy Land, Volume 1, John Lloyd Stephens, (electronic resource )
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316015322
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Preface to new edition -- 1. Alexandria -- 2. From Alexandria to Cairo -- 3. The slave-market at Cairo -- 4. Journey up the Nile -- 5. Sporting on the Nile -- 6. Small favours thankfully received -- 7. The temple of Dendera -- 8. The rock of the chain -- 9. Ascent of the cataracts -- 10. Thebes, its temples and great ruins -- 11. The Arabs and the pacha -- 12. A travelling artist and antiquary -- 13. A good word for the Arabs -- 14. The caravan -- 15. The aspect of the mountains -- 16. Ascent of Sinai -- 17. Diet of the monks
Control code
CR9781316015322
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 317 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316015322
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)911671415

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