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Fontes Historiae Africanae

African Voices from the Inquisition, Vol. 1

The Trial of Crispina Peres of Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau (1646-1668)

African Voices from the Inquisition, Vol. 1

Fontes Historiae Africanae

African Voices from the Inquisition, Vol. 1

The Trial of Crispina Peres of Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau (1646-1668)

Fontes Historiae Africanae: African Voices from the Inquisition, Vol. 1

 

This book contains some of the richest written material in existence for precolonial West Africa. It provides the complete text of the Inquisition trial of Crispina Peres, a woman born in the Guinea-Bissau region in the 1630s, alongside precious details on the lives, conflicts, worldviews and struggles of individuals in 17th century West Africa.


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Beschrijving Fontes Historiae Africanae: African Voices from the Inquisition, Vol. 1

This book contains some of the richest written material in existence for precolonial West Africa with unique insights into daily life in an Afro-Atlantic coastal trade settlement. Presenting the complete translated and annotated text of the Inquisition trial of Crispina Peres, an African woman born in the Guinea-Bissau region, of a Portuguese father and an African mother, it documents the Portuguese Inquisition's religious persecution of Africans on African soil. Set
in a slave port in 17th century West Africa, the trial focuses on the worldview of an African woman accused of engaging in African rites and witchcraft, who is imprisoned and brought before Inquisitioners in Lisbon. It highlights her resourcefulness, resilience and spirited defence of her innocence,
providing precious details on her life, household, work, health and social and commercial networks in this understudied African region.


ISBN
9780197266762
Pagina's
312
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Serie
Fontes Historiae Africanae
NUR
680
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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