Devil And The Land Of The Holy Cross
Witches, Slaves, And Religion In Colonial Brazil
de Diane Grosklaus Whitty e Laura de Mello e Souza
Sobre o livro
Analyzes the nature of popular religion and the ways it was transferred to the New World in the 16th and 17th centuries. Using detailed transcripts from Inquisition trials, this work constructs how Iberian, indigenous, and African beliefs fused to create a syncretic and magical religious culture in Brazil.