Monday, August 28, 2006
Exploring Yucatan: A Traveler's Anthology
Editor and publisher Richard D. Perry has just sent me his Exploring Yucatan: A Traveler's Anthology. It is not a collection of literary writing per se, but of classic Spanish, English, and other travel narratives of the peninsula, among them, works by Desire Charnay, Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Bishop Diego de Landa, John Lloyd Stephens, and Wilhelm, Prince of Sweden. It includes a glossary, bibliography, maps, and illustrations. A rich resource indeed. Be sure to check out his fascinating and frequently updated webpage--- www.colonial-mexico.com--- which includes a "mission of the month."