Title, Voodoo in Haiti Volume of Schocken Books. Author, Alfred Métraux. Edition, illustrated. Publisher, Schocken Books, Original from, University of . 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. Foreword Page. Origins and History of the Voodoo Cults. 25 Voodoo · Alfred Metraux No preview available – QR code for Voodoo in Haiti.
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The more I read the more familiar I got with some of it.
Metraux does an excellent job capturing the personality, color and vibrancy of the this very misunderstood religion and the people who practice it. Jul 25, Karen Davis rated it it was amazing.
Voodoo in Haiti by Alfred Métraux
Un indagine antropologica, psicologica, storica e religiosa affascinante. View all 4 comments. Very insightful look into the religion without sensationalizing it. Out mrtraux this unconscionable environment springs Vodou–a comixture of ancient beliefs themselves as complex and varied as the peoples brought over with the Catholicism given to them by the French. A great concise history of voodoo in Aalfred. Regardless, I still enjoyed this one and would recommend it to anyone who is new to the subject.
Published April 29th by Pantheon first published Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Oct 12, Brian rated it really liked it.
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Voodoo in Haiti 3. Shane rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Thing is, this is goodoo the best book on Vodou there is. The only person I know who has read it metfaux did not finish it due to bordom and she’s a book finisher too.
It kills me that there isn’t something newer that is this academic and thorough. I felt it got easier to follow and a little better towards the end.
Voodoo in Haiti
The slave-owner’s philosophy was work the Voodoo traditions have their roots in Dahomean beliefs Kingdom of Apfred, modern day Beninas well as other civilizations in the area. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The book covers the Protestant efforts to purge Haiti of all Voodoo and fetish beliefs and the mythology and baiti of the religion from it’s beginnings up to the early ‘s when this book w Very educational book that falls into the categories of Anthropology and Religion.
Highly recommended to anyone interested in the roots of Voodoo. Refresh and try again. Very educational book that falls into the categories of Anthropology and Religion.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Side note, read somewhere that the information may not be completely accurate, but I can no longer remember where I read that, so I may just be spreading rumors.
A lot of info to absorb.
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. An excellent and readable and sympathetic overview of voudoun in Haiti by a respected anthropologist.
As is said in many reviews, as a primer this is a good source. For him, Vodou isn’t a religion because only Christianity could be taken seriously enough to be a religion. Mar 19, John rated it liked it. An ethnographer’s ethnography but fascinating nonetheless. Feb 27, Laura Casper rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s not an instruction manual; it’s an outline of beliefs and practices the author encountered inwith supplemental history of key figures and linguistic origins.
Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the alfded century. Nevertheless, it is apparent from his own reports that efficacy and mythopoetic consistency, not superficial piety, are the criteria by which devotees assess the validity and authenticity of a theophanic event, and which form the sine qua non of their faith.
The book covers the Protestant efforts to purge Haiti of all Voodoo and fetish beliefs and the mythology and folklore of metrauxx religion from it’s beginnings up to the early ‘s when this book was written. Many of us derive our ideas about Voodoo from horror films or derogatory comments made by those who actually know nothing about it. Want to Read saving…. Well worth reading if you want to get to the roots of the religion.
The slave-owner’s philosophy was work them until they die and buy new ones. All religions, Christianity included, hinge on belief; they are to be experienced and interpreted individually. Sprinkled with enough spooky stories alongside genuine examination to satisfy the various reasons I would read an account on Voodoo.
The only person I know who has read it also did not finish it due to bordom and she’s a book Oh my God.
If you already know a little about voodoo you will probably enjoy it more. The average lifespan, Metraux tells us, of a slave upon first arriving on the new island was ten years. Nov 08, Michael rated it liked it Shelves: Book added to incorrect record: Feb 26, Guido Henkel rated it it was amazing. Apr 25, Robin Hansen rated voofoo really foodoo it.
After one year of living in Haiti, this book totally reconstructed my understanding of Haitian vodou.