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Black Brotherhoods and Sisterhoods: Participatory Christianity in New Spain’s Mining Towns

Nicole von Germeten.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; History of Religion; Social and Cultural History. 9235 words.

Free and enslaved Africans played an important role in developing a unique form of participatory Christianity in New Spain’s mining towns, especially Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, and Parral....

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The Book in the Iberian Atlantic, 1492–1824

Eugenia Roldán Vera.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Religion; Social and Cultural History; Intellectual History. 8628 words.

The Atlantic world has not only been a geographic space for the exchange of people and products. Since the 16th century, it has also been a cultural space for the production, exchange,...

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Catholicism in Mexico, 1910 to the Present

Matthew Butler.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; History of Religion; Social and Cultural History. 12855 words.

The history of Mexican Catholicism between 1910 and 2010 was one of successive conflict and compromise with the state, latterly coupled with increased concern about religious pluralism,...

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Contextualizing the Popol Wuj from Friar Ximénez to the Digital Age

Néstor Quiroa.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online November 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Religion; Social and Cultural History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 10384 words.

Regarded as an ethnohistorical treasure, the Popol Wuj narrative has been read exclusively as a freestanding, self-contained text used to inquire into a history far removed from when it was...

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The History of Emotions in Colonial Latin America

Jacqueline Holler.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Religion; Social and Cultural History. 11004 words.

The history of emotion is one of the strongest currents in contemporary historiography. Historians and the public have always considered emotion important, but it has become a topic in...

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Popular Religion, Death, and Nation in Paraguay

Michael Kenneth Huner.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; History of Religion; Social and Cultural History. 11250 words.

Like many topics in Paraguayan history, the subjects of popular religion and death are under-researched. And yet, if we can conclude anything about them, experiences involving popular...

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Sexuality and Black Magic in Brazil

Kelly E. Hayes.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; History of Religion; Social and Cultural History; History of Gender and Sexuality. 11730 words.

Belief in the power of feitiçaria or black magic has both endured and continually changed over time in Brazil. However, black magic is a peculiar and protean thing. Rather than defining a...

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The Virgin of Guadalupe as an Iconic Image in Mexican Culture

Charlene Villaseñor Black.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; History of Religion; Social and Cultural History. 8902 words.

According to believers, the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared in 1531 to recent indigenous convert Juan Diego on the hill of Tepeyac, north of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlán, an area in the...

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