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Author Sweet, James H. (James Hoke)

Title Recreating Africa : culture, kinship, and religion in the African-Portuguese world, 1441-1770 / James H. Sweet
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 296 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Part I. Living and dying in the African-Portuguese diaspora -- Demography, distribution, and diasporic streams -- Kinship, family, and household formation -- Disease, mortality, and master power -- Part II. African religious responses -- Catholic vs. "other" in the world of believers -- Theory and praxis in the study of African religions -- African divination in the diaspora -- Calundus, curing, and medicine in the colonial world -- Witchcraft, ritual, and resistance in the African-Portuguese diaspora -- Part III. Africans and the Catholic Church -- African Catholicism in the Portuguese world -- The impacts of African religious beliefs on Brazilian Catholicism
Summary Sweet chronicles the lives of African slaves taken by Portuguese traders from Central Africa to Portugal and especially Brazil, one of the main regions of the African diaspora. He finds that slaves transferred their African cultural practices to the New World and that Central African cultural forms penetrated deeply into Brazilian society and the New World
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-285) and index
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Subject Afro-Brazilian cults.
Blacks -- Brazil -- Religion.
Blacks -- Brazil -- Social conditions.
Slavery and the church -- Catholic Church -- History.
Slavery and the church -- Brazil -- History.
Brazil -- Civilization -- African influences.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003001194
ISBN 0807862347 (electronic bk.)
9780807862346 (electronic bk.)