Creole Religions of the Caribbean An Introduction from Vodou and Santeria to Obeah and Espiritismo

ISBN-10: 0814727204

ISBN-13: 9780814727201

Edition: 2003

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Description: This work offers an introduction to the syncretic religions that have developed in the Caribbean region. From Vodou, Santeria, Regla de Palo, the Abakua Secret Society, and Obeah to Quimbois and Espiritismo, it traces the historical-cultural origins of the major Creole religions.

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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 8/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 262
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 9.00" tall
Weight: 0.836

Margarite Fern�ndez Olmos is a professor of Spanish and Latin American literatures at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. She is the author/coeditor of many books, including The Latino Reader: An American Literary Tradition from 1542 to the Present.Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert is a Professor in the Department of Hispanic Studies on the Randolph Distinguished Professor Chair and Director of the Environmental Studies Program at Vassar College. She is the author of a number of books and is coeditor with Fern�ndez Olmos of Healing Cultures: Art and Religion as Curative Practices in the Caribbean and its Diaspora .

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Historical Background
The Orisha Tradition in Cuba: Santeria/Regla de Ocha
The Afro-Cuban Religious Traditions of Regla de Palo and the Abakua Secret Society
Haitian Vodou
Obeah, Myal, and Quimbois
Rastafarianism
Espiritismo: Creole Spiritism in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the United States
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Discography
Index
About the Authors
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