ISBN-10:
0521840783
ISBN-13:
9780521840781
Pub. Date:
05/28/2015
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Plagues, Priests, and Demons: Sacred Narratives and the Rise of Christianity in the Old World and the New

Plagues, Priests, and Demons: Sacred Narratives and the Rise of Christianity in the Old World and the New

by Daniel T. Reff

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ISBN-13: 9780521840781
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/28/2015
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

Daniel T. Reff is Associate Professor in the Department of Comparative Studies at Ohio State University. He is an anthropologist and enthnohistorian who has done research in northern Mexico, the American Southwest, Spaink and Portugal. He is the author of several articles on colonial Mexico in such journals as American Anthropologist, American Antiquity, and Ethnohistory. He is the author of Disease, Depopulation, and Culture Change in Northwestern New Spain, 1518-1764 (1991). He has been a resident scholar at the School of American Research and is the recipient of major research grants as well as a University Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Epidemic disease and the rise of Christianity in Europe, 150-800 CE; 3. The rise of Christianity in the New World: the Jesuit missions of colonial Mexico, 1591-1660; 4. The relevance of Early Christian literature to missionaries in colonial Latin America; 5. Conclusion.

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