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Slaves and religions in Graeco-Roman antiquity and modern Brazil

Author: Stephen Hodkinson; Dick Geary
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Slaves have never been mere passive victims of slavery. Typically, they have responded with ingenuity to their violent separation from their native societies, using a variety of strategies to create  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hodkinson; Dick Geary
ISBN: 9781443837361 1443837369
OCLC Number: 778617056
Description: viii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction. Slaves and religions : historiographies, ancient and modern / Stephen Hodkinson and Dick Geary --
In the eyes of the beholders or in the minds of the believers? Historicizing "religion" and enslavement / Joseph C. Miller --
The ritual activity of Roman slaves / J.A. North --
Slaves and role reversal in Ancient Greek cults / Rachel Zelnick-Abramovitz --
Slaves included? Sexual regulations and slave participation in two ancient religious groups / Karin Neutel --
The journey home : a freed Mulatto priest, a Cipriano Pires Sardinha, and his religious mission to Dahomey / Júnia Ferreira Furtado --
Manumission, social rebirth, and healing Gods in Ancient Greece / Deborah Kamen --
The Apollo of slaves and freedmen / Bassir Amiri --
Infant slave baptisms, legitimacy, parental origins, godparenthood and naming practices in the Parish of São José Do Rio Das Mortes Brazil (1750-1850) / Douglas Cole Libby --
"What will happen to me if I leave?" Ancient Greek oracles, slaves and slave owners / Esther Eidinow --
Magic, religion, and the Roman slave : resistance, control and community / Niall McKeown --
"The rights of man" or "Afro-American call to holy war" : religion, ideology and slave revolt in Brazil, 1750-1880 / Dick Geary.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen Hodkinson and Dick Geary.

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