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Colonial Saints: Discovering the Holy in the Americas, 1500-1800 / Edition 1

Colonial Saints: Discovering the Holy in the Americas, 1500-1800 / Edition 1

by Allan Greer, Jodi Bilinkoff


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ISBN-13: 9780415934961
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/20/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Allan Greer is Professor of History at the University of Toronto. His areas of expertise include Canadian social history, colonization of the Americas, and cultural encounters between Native Americans and Europeans.

Jodi Bilinkoff is Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She was a Fellow at the National Humanities Center. She has published widely on the social history of women and religion.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsvii
Part 1Cultural Mixing1
1.St. Anne Imagery and Maternal Archetypes in Spain and Mexico3
2.Querying the Spirit: The Rules of the Haitian Lwa31
3.Diego de Ocana's Hagiography of New and Renewed Devotion in Colonial Peru51
4.Old Bones and Beautiful Words: The Spiritual Contestation between Shaman and Jesuit in the Guarani Missions77
5.St. Anthony in Portuguese America: Saint of the Restoration99
Part 2Holy Women, Holy Men113
6.Francisco Losa and Gregorio Lopez: Spiritual Friendship and Identity Formation on the New Spain Frontier115
7.In the Shadow of the Cloister: Representations of Female Holiness in New France129
8.Isaac Jogues: From Martyrdom to Sainthood153
9.Martyred by the Saints: Quaker Executions in Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts169
10.St. Palafox: Metaphorical Images of Disputed Sainthood193
Part 3The Uses of the Sacred209
11.Writing a Relic: The Uses of Hagiography in New France211
12.Iroquois Virgin: The Story of Catherine Tekakwitha in New France and New Spain235
13."Redeemer of America": Rosa de Lima (1586-1617), the Dynamics of Identity, and Canonization251
14.Mexico's Virgin of Guadalupe in the Seventeenth Century: Hagiography and Beyond277
Select Bibliography299

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