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The Formation of Candomblé: Vodun History and Ritual in Brazil

Luis Nicolau Pares


Interweaving three centuries of transatlantic religious and social history with historical and present-day ethnography, this book traces the formation of Candomble, one of the most influential African-derived religious forms in the African diaspora, with practitioners today centered in Brazil but also living in Europe and elsewhere in the Americas. Originally published in Brazil and not available in English, it reveals cultural changes that have occurred in religious practices within Africa, as well as those caused by the displacement of enslaved Africans in the Americas. Departing from the co ... More

Keywords: social history, Candomble, African diaspora, Brazil, cultural changes, religious practices, Africa, enslaved Africans, Candomblé, vodun

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781469610924
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469610931_Pares


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luis Nicolau Pares, author