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Women who live evil lives : gender, religion, and the politics of power in colonial Guatemala, 1650-1750

Author: Martha Few
Publisher: Austin, Tex. : University of Texas Press ; Chesham : Combined Academic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documents the lives and practices of mixed-race, Black, Spanish, and Maya women sorcerers, spell-casters, magical healers, and midwives in the social relations of power in Santiago de Guatemala, the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Few
ISBN: 0292725434 9780292725430 0292725493 9780292725492
OCLC Number: 50783055
Description: 208 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface; Chapter 1. Contested Powers: Gender, Culture, and the Process of Colonial Rule; Chapter 2. Society and Colonial Authority in Santiago de Guatemala; Chapter 3. Magical Violence and the Body; Chapter 4. Illness, Healing, and the Supernatural World; Chapter 5. Female Sorcery, Material Life, and Urban Community Formation; Chapter 6. Conclusion; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
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