Voodoo in Haiti. Front Cover. Alfred Métraux. Schocken Books, – Folklore THE HISTORY OF VOODOO. THE SOCIAL FRAMEWORK OF VOODOO. Voodoo in Haiti. Front Cover. Oxford University Press, Foreword Page. 15 . Origins and History of the Voodoo Cults. 25 Voodoo in Haiti · Alfred Métraux. 21 Oct Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of Alfred Métraux has written a rich and lasting study of the lives and.

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Regardless, I still enjoyed this one and would recommend it to anyone who is new to the subject. Feb 26, Guido Henkel rated it it was amazing. After one year of living in Haiti, this book totally reconstructed my understanding of Haitian vodou.

Hziti Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Fenomeno di sincretismo fusione di cristianesimo e religioni animiste dell’Africa equatoriale religioso, il voodoo esula dalla religione ed entra a pieno titolo nella magia e nello sciamanismo.

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If you already know a little about voodoo you will probably enjoy it more. Piango una perdita inestimabile: Don’t get me wrong, it’s highly problematic.

Even a book about Vodou can put you to sleep. You may be able to follow it better than I was able to. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Whatever you wanted to know, it’s in here.

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I mtraux myself wishing there was a Vodou apfred of the Iliad or the Old Testament, so that I could glean knowledge and formulate opinions on Vodou in general as I would a work of strong literature.


An excellent and sophisticated, well-researched and well-written view of Voodoo. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. All religions, Christianity alfred metraux voodoo in haiti, hinge on belief; they are to be experienced and interpreted individually.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of vooroo. The island’s collective complex of mythology and practical means of addressing the supernatural weaves together elements of European superstition, Catholicism, and the gods and rites of West Africa, each utterly divested of its original context and significance, recast in conformity with the exigencies and conventions of Haiti’s natural and social ecology. It is very informative alfred metraux voodoo in haiti I had a hard time keeping track of it all at first.

Highly recommended to anyone interested in the roots of Voodoo. Exceptionally detailed and rather interesting. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Return to Book Page.

Nov 08, Michael rated it liked it Shelves: Descriptions of rituals and ceremonies is excellent. Its a good book, and if you have any interest in Vodou, you should read it. Want to Read saving…. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The slave-owner’s philosophy was work them until they die and buy new ones. Particolare quello haitiano, interclassista. A lot of info to absorb. Priscilla Previl rated it it was amazing Apr 16, The only person I know who has read it also did not finish it due to bordom and she’s a book Oh my Alfred metraux voodoo in haiti.

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Voodoo in Haiti

Thing is, this is probably the best book on Vodou there is. It is an accurate and alfred metraux voodoo in haiti account of one of the most fascin Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the twentieth century. The fact is that I believe true insight comes only when one believes in the subject matter.