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Domingos Álvares, African healing, and the intellectual history of the Atlantic world

Author: James H Sweet
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between 1730 and 1750, Domingos Alvares traversed the colonial Atlantic world like few Africans of his time--from Africa to South America to Europe. By tracing the steps of this powerful African healer and vodun priest, James Sweet finds dramatic means for unfolding a history of the eighteenth-century Atlantic world in which healing, religion, kinship, and political subversion were intimately connected. Alvares  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Domingos Álvares; Domingos Álvares; Domingos Álvares; Domingos Álvares
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James H Sweet
ISBN: 9780807834497 0807834491 9781469609751 1469609754
OCLC Number: 657270802
Description: xvii, 300 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Dahomey --
Passages --
Recife --
Rio de Janeiro --
Freedom --
The politics of healing --
Dislocations --
Inquisition --
Algarve --
Obscurity.
Responsibility: James H. Sweet.
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