Witchcraft in the Southwest: Spanish and Indian by Marc Simmons

By Marc Simmons

"Occasionally a really striking e-book appears—one that takes an issue wanting dialogue, completely researches it, and offers credible ends up in a desirable and very good demeanour. Witchcraft within the Southwest is this kind of quantity, and as such, is a needs to for all readers, be they students, scholars, or others. . . . the quantity devotes equivalent time to Spanish and Indian supernaturalism alongside the Rio Grande. beginning with a succinct assessment of the that means and evolution of witchcraft in Europe and Spain, Simmons establishes the lifestyles of many related ideals between local population of the hot international. relocating chronologically to Spanish colonization, the writer vividly conveys Spanish reactions to Pueblo lifestyles and faith, the fears of witches and different supernatural forces that plagued Spanish colonists. . . . Emphasizing the ideals and nature of witchcraft instead of the particular mechanics (which are secret), he follows Hispanic groups into the past due nineteenth century. . . . Readers learn the way witchcraft matches into the Pueblo global view and the way it compares and contrasts with ecu and Spanish types in such components as motivation, kinds, powers, ideals and technique of acquisition. . . . Simmons’ examine presents a wanted evaluate and person who is punctiliously in keeping with to be had ethnohistorical files and credible anthropological data."—American Indian Quarterly

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