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The Cuban Colonial and Republican Background of Santería/Regla Lucumí

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780813030203
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039565 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0002
The Cuban Colonial and Republican Background of Santería/Regla Lucumí

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The societies in Cuba nourished and transformed the African religions that were brought by slaves. Although some aspects of the religions survived, others were changed or merged with a number of religious beliefs and practices. This chapter discusses Cuba's colonial and early republican period, along with the institutions, circumstances, and milieu that enabled the survival of African religious beliefs.

Keywords: Cuba; African religions; slaves; religious beliefs; colonial; early republican; institutions; circumstances; milieu

Chapter.  12854 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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