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Women Who Live Evil Lives: Gender, Religion, and the Politics of Power in Colonial Guatemala, 1650-1750

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Women Who Live Evil Lives documents the lives and practices of mixed-race, Black, Spanish, and Maya women sorcerers, spell-casters, magical healers, and midwives in the social relations of power in Santiago de Guatemala, the capital of colonial Central America. Men and women from all sectors of society consulted them to intervene in sexual and familial relations and disput ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by University of Texas Press (first published 2002)
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Steven Monrad
Sorceress theme from Inquisition case histories in
Central America before separated into countries.
Academic.
Not as well written as the one based upon
European heresies, title I can't remember.
The more successful a healer is the more guilty.
Nranger7
Read in a class I took with Dr. Few. Really enjoyed the book. Lots of great stories.
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