Sacred Leaves Of Candomble / Edition 1

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Overview

Candomblé, 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. When its African adherents were forcibly transplanted to the New World, they faced the challenge not only of maintaining their culture and beliefs in the face of European domination but also of finding plants with similar properties to the ones they had used in Africa.

This book traces the origin, diffusion, medicinal use, and meaning of Candomblé's healing pharmacopoeia—the sacred leaves. Robert Voeks examines such topics as the biogeography of Africa and Brazil, the transference—and transformation—of Candomblé as its adherents encountered both native South American belief systems and European Christianity, and the African system of medicinal plant classification that allowed Candomblé to survive and even thrive in the New World. This research casts new light on topics ranging from the creation of African American cultures to tropical rain forest healing floras.

"Thorough ethnobotanical study of the origin, diffusion, use, classification, and cultural significance of Afro-Brazilian sacred plants"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

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What People Are Saying

Sandra Lauderdale Graham
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 Candomblé... in a competent and readable manner.
Sandra Lauderdale Graham
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 Candomblé... 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
Sandra Lauderdale Graham
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 Candomblé... 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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292787315
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert A. Voeks is Professor of Geography at California State University, Fullerton.
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Table of Contents

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