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A escola do diabo

Indígenas e capuchinhos italianos nos sertões da América (1680-1761)
  • Carlos Henrique Cruz,

The book discusses the work of Italian Capuchins in the face of American otherness, especially in the catechism of Indians and mestizos accused of being devil’s wizards. The friars faced a crisis in missionary optimism in the face of an alleged indigenous resistance to Christianity or to European social rules. The Portuguese colonial sources reveal evangelization as a field of dispute between the friars, the natives and the colonists, motivating daily conflicts, also encouraging changes in the social and symbolic traditions inside or near the missions. The indigenous people were not passive subjects in the process, contradicting the missionaries for the determination with which, supposedly, they practiced their “gentile” customs and rites. The documentation gathered adds important information to the study of indigenous peoples in contact with Capuchins in the inner territories of Portuguese America.

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Carlos Henrique Cruz

Universidade Federal Fluminense di Niteroi (Rio deJaneiro, Brasil) - ORCID: 0000-0003-4869-3574

Carlos Henrique Cruz, PhD and Master in History from Universidade Federal Fluminense. Graduated in History from the Federal University of São João del-Rei. Professor at the Federal Institute of Minas Gerais campus Conselheiro Lafaiete. He carries on researches related to Modern History; Indigenous History and Inquisition in Portuguese America. His main works focus on indigenous populations and their relationship with the religious sphere in the colonial period.
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Book Title

A escola do diabo

Book Subtitle

Indígenas e capuchinhos italianos nos sertões da América (1680-1761)

Authors

Carlos Henrique Cruz

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

266

Publication Year

2019

Copyright Information

© 2019 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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CC0 1.0

Publisher Name

Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-5518-021-4

ISBN Print

978-88-5518-020-7

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978-88-5518-021-4

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978-88-5518-679-7

Series Title

Premio Istituto Sangalli per la storia religiosa

Series ISSN

2704-5749

Series E-ISSN

2612-8071

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