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Cultures of devotion : folk saints of Spanish America

Author: Frank Graziano
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Despite the lack of official sanction by the Catholic Church, folk saints have attracted huge national cults with thousands, perhaps even millions, of devotees. Cultures of Devotion is the first overview in any language of this important but little-studied aspect of the dynamic culture of contemporary Spanish America." "Frank Graziano provides an inside view of the beliefs, rituals, and devotions surrounding six  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Graziano
ISBN: 0195171306 9780195171303
OCLC Number: 1013400848
Description: xii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Contents --
Introduction --
Ch. 1San La Muerte --
Ch. 2 Gaucho Gil --
Ch. 3 Sarita Colonia --
Ch. 4 Difunta Correa --
Ch. 5 Nino Fidencio --
Ch. 6 Nino Compadrito --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Bibliography.
Responsibility: Frank Graziano.
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"Despite the lack of official sanction by the Catholic Church, folk saints have attracted huge national cults with thousands, perhaps even millions, of devotees. Cultures of Devotion is the first overview in any language of this important but little-studied aspect of the dynamic culture of contemporary Spanish America." "Frank Graziano provides an inside view of the beliefs, rituals, and devotions surrounding six representative folk saints from Argentina, Mexico, and Peru."--Jacket.

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