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The Devil and the land of the holy cross : witchcraft, slavery, and popular religion in colonial Brazil

Author: Laura de Mello e Souza
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, 2003.
Series: LLILAS Translations from Latin America series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st University of Texas Press edView all editions and formats
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Reconstructs how Iberian, indigenous, and African beliefs fused to create a syncretic religious culture in Brazil. Focusing on sorcery, this title argues that European traditions of witchcraft  Read more...

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Souza, Laura de Mello e.
Devil and the land of the holy cross.
Austin : University of Texas Press, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, 2003
(OCoLC)607164975
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura de Mello e Souza
ISBN: 0292702280 9780292702288 0292702361 9780292702363
OCLC Number: 52602841
Language Note: Translated from the Portuguese.
Description: xxiii, 350 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1. A wealth of impieties : the colony's lot. The New World between God and the Devil ; Popular religiosity in the colony --
Part 2. Sorcery, magical practices, and daily life. Material survival ; The onset of conflict ; Maintaining bonds of affection ; Communicating with the supernatural --
Part 3. Culture, imagination, and everyday life. Intertwined discourses ; Remarkable stories : where their roads led --
Conclusion. Sabbats and calunus.
Series Title: LLILAS Translations from Latin America series.
Other Titles: Diabo e a Terra de Santa Cruz.
Responsibility: Laura de Mello e Souza ; translated from the Portuguese by Diane Grosklaus Whitty.
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" ... engaging in its breadth and well as in its scope."--Jrnl of Latin American Studies, February 2005

 
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