Devil and the Land of the Holy Cross Witchcraft, Slavery, and Popular Religion in Colonial Brazil
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Description: Focusing on sorcery, the author argues that European traditions of witchcraft combined with practices of Indians & African slaves to form a uniquely Brazilian set of beliefs that became central to the lives of the people of the colony.
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Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 2/1/2004
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Laura de Mello e Souza is Professor of History at the Universidade de Sï¿½o Paulo.
|Preface to the English Edition|
|Preface to the First Edition|
|A Wealth of Impieties: The Colony' Lot|
|The New World between God and the Devil|
|Popular Religiosity in the Colony|
|Sorcery, Magical Practices, and Daily Life|
|The Onset of Conflict|
|Maintaining Bonds of Affection6|
|Culture, Imagination, and Everyday Life|
|Remarkable Stories: Where Their Roads Led|
|Sabbats and Calundus|
|Sources and Bibliography|