The Devil And The Land Of The Holy Cross

Author: Laura de Mello e Souza
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292787510
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Originally published in Brazil as O Diabo e a Terra de Santa Cruz, this translation from the Portuguese analyzes the nature of popular religion and the ways it was transferred to the New World in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Using richly detailed transcripts from Inquisition trials, Mello e Souza reconstructs how Iberian, indigenous, and African beliefs fused to create a syncretic and magical religious culture in Brazil. Focusing on sorcery, the author argues that European traditions of witchcraft combined with practices of Indians and African slaves to form a uniquely Brazilian set of beliefs that became central to the lives of the people in the colony. Her work shows how the Inquisition reinforced the view held in Europe (particularly Portugal) that the colony was a purgatory where those who had sinned were exiled, a place where the Devil had a wide range of opportunities. Her focus on the three centuries of the colonial period, the multiple regions in Brazil, and the Indian, African, and Portuguese traditions of magic, witchcraft, and healing, make the book comprehensive in scope. Stuart Schwartz of Yale University says, "It is arguably the best book of this genre about Latin America...all in all, a wonderful book." Alida Metcalf of Trinity University, San Antonio, says, "This book is a major contribution to the field of Brazilian history...the first serious study of popular religion in colonial Brazil...Mello e Souza is a wonderful writer."

The Holy Cross And Other Tales

Author: Eugene Field
Editor: 谷月社
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INDEX THE HOLY CROSS THE ROSE AND THE THRUSH THE PAGAN SEAL-WIFE[1] FLAIL, TRASK, AND BISLAND THE TOUCH IN THE HEART DANIEL AND THE DEVIL METHUSELAH FÉLICE AND PETIT-POULAIN THE RIVER FRANZ ABT MISTRESS MERCILESS THE PLATONIC BASSOON HAWAIIAN FOLK TALES I THE EEL-KING II THE MOON LADY LUTE BAKER AND HIS WIFE EM JOEL'S TALK WITH SANTA CLAUS THE LONESOME LITTLE SHOE

Networks Of Power In Modern Greece

Author: Mark Mazower
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Networks of Power in Modern Greeceprovides exciting new perspectives on Greek history and society. The collection presents pioneering work on the Greek merchant marine and the role of women in the Greek War of Independence. Local perspectives transform common assumptions regarding the function of miracle-working shrines and the place of religion in the early nineteenth century. Essays show how clientilistic networks linked the nationalist heroes of the Macedonian Struggle to the anticommunism of the Civil War, analyze the populist radicalism of Andreas Papandreou, a figure who dominated Greek politics in the final decades of the Cold War, and emphasize the ambiguities of a "modern Greece." Additional chapters by leading anthropologists, such as Ren e Hirschon, Roger Just, and Juliet Du Boulay, apply an ethnographic approach toward the understanding of social institutions and practices, from divorce to sacred foodstuffs. Written in honor of the classical historian John Campbell, the multidisciplinary essays challenge conventional ideas of Greek nationalism and social development and touch upon broader issues, including the emergence of nation-states, the relationship between familial and ideological conflict, and the continued relevance of religion in modern life.

The Holy Cross And Other Tales

Author: Eugene Field
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Bibliographic Guide To Latin American Studies 2003 V3

Author: G. K. Hall and Co. Staff
Editor: Thorndike Press
ISBN: 9780783805054
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Historiae Ecclesiasticae Gentis Anglorum

Author: Saint Bede (the Venerable)
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Tipiti

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The Dealings Of God Man And The Devil

Author: Lorenzo Dow
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Notes On The Spirit Basis Of Belief And Custom Rough Draft

Author: sir James MacNabb Campbell
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African American Review

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No Cross No Crown

Author: William Penn
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Satan

Author: P. G. Maxwell-Stuart
Editor: Amberley Pub Plc
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The Devil, like the poor, is always with us. Evil has been personified in every religion and culture, and Christianity in particular developed a highly graphic view of him from its earliest period. Sometimes grotesque, sometimes beautiful, sometimes threatening, sometimes seductively helpful, sometimes comical, Satan has played a variety of roles in human existence. Feared and frightening adversary of humankind during the Middle Ages, supposed master and friend of witches during the sixteenth century, and seducer of the devout during the seventeenth, he was gradually explained away as the nineteenth century started to lose its faith at home and export him in all his traditional aspects to the Empire. He made a startling and vicious come-back during the twentieth century as a focus of renewed admiration and even worship. This book follows the Devil through his various, sometimes surprising incarnations from the ancient world to the present, and shows that his reign is by no means over, even in the West.

The Writings In Prose And Verse Of Eugen Field The Holy Cross And Other Tales

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The Holy Cross

Author: Eugene Field
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Selections from Eugene Field, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays.

American Book Publishing Record

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The Holy Cross Other Tales

Author: Eugene Field
Editor: Library of Alexandria
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Legends Of The Holy Rood

Author: Morris
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