Women Who Live Evil Lives Gender, Religion, and the Politics of Power in Colonial Guatemala

ISBN-10: 0292725493
ISBN-13: 9780292725492
Edition: 2002
Authors: Martha Few
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Description: Martha Few has documented the lives of women sorcerers, spell-casters, magical healers and midwives, from all sections of colonial society, who lived & practised in Santiago de Guatemala, in the 17th & 18th centuries.

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 11/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 202
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Martha Few has documented the lives of women sorcerers, spell-casters, magical healers and midwives, from all sections of colonial society, who lived & practised in Santiago de Guatemala, in the 17th & 18th centuries.

Preface
Contested Powers: Gender, Culture, and the Process of Colonial Rule
Society and Colonial Authority in Santiago de Guatemala
Magical Violence and the Body
Illness, Healing, and the Supernatural World
Female Sorcery, Material Life, and Urban Community Formation
Conclusion
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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