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Sacred Leaves of Candomble: African Magic, Medicine, and Religion in Brazil


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Januar 1997

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Candomble, an African religious and healing tradition that spread to Brazil during the slave trade, relies heavily on the use of plants in its spiritual and medicinal practices. This book traces the origin, diffusion, medicinal use, and meaning of Candomble's healing pharmacopoeia - the sacred leaves.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Note on Orthography; Preface 1. Introduction; 2. The Bahian Landscape; 3. Indians and Africans; 4. Religion of the Orixas; 5. Candomble Medicine; 6. Medicinal Plant Classification; 7. The Candomble Flora; 8. African Religion in the Americas Appendix 1 Candomble Species List; Appendix 2 House Abo for Three Candomble Terreiros Notes; Glossary; References Cited; General Index; Index of Scientific Names

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"Fascinating because it brings together in a single book information drawn widely from the several disciplines of geography, botany, history, and anthropology to provide an account of the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomble... In a competent and readable manner." Sandra Lauderdale Graham, author of House and Street: The Domestic World of Servants and Masters in Nineteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro
EAN: 9780292787315
ISBN: 0292787316
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF TEXAS PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1997
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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