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Christians, blasphemers, and witches : Afro-Mexican ritual practice in the seventeenth century

Author: Joan Cameron Bristol
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2007.
Series: Diálogos (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Focusing on the time period from the intensification of slave importation in 1580 to approximately 1700, Joan Bristol presents information from Mexican Inquisition documents and other sources. Christians, Blasphemers, and Witches explores how Afro-Mexicans worked within the limitations imposed on them by the Church and the Spanish Crown in order to develop relationships with peers and superiors, defend themselves  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bristol, Joan Cameron, 1968-
Christians, blasphemers, and witches.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2007
(OCoLC)805931372
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Cameron Bristol
ISBN: 9780826337993 0826337996
OCLC Number: 122526053
Description: xiv, 283 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: "Although I am Black, I am beautiful" : religion, difference, and calidad in Spanish America --
"The people most enlightened by doctrine" : the church and the creation of Christian subjects in Spanish America --
"The devotion I have" : Christian practice and its limits --
"I renounce God and his saints" : renouncing authority at the inquisition --
"To have health there was nothing that he wouldn't take" : magic and the mediation of authority --
"Usurping the ecclesiastical jurisdiction?" : accusations and objects in turn-of-the-century Mexico City.
Series Title: Diálogos (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Responsibility: Joan Cameron Bristol.
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