Terry Rugeley's Of Wonders and Wise Men: Religion and Popular Cultures in PDF

By Terry Rugeley

In the tumultuous a long time following Mexico's independence from Spain, faith supplied a unifying strength one of the Mexican humans, who another way diversified significantly in ethnicity and socioeconomic prestige. for this reason, faith and the preferred cultures surrounding it shape the lens wherein Terry Rugeley focuses this cultural background of southeast Mexico from independence (1821) to the increase of the dictator Porfirio Díaz in 1876.

Drawing on a wealth of formerly unused archival fabric, Rugeley vividly reconstructs the folklore, ideals, attitudes, and cultural practices of the Maya and Hispanic peoples of the Yucatán. In engagingly written chapters, he explores folklore and people knowledge, city piety, iconography, and anticlericalism. Interspersed one of the chapters are exact snap shots of person humans, areas, and associations, that, with the archival facts, provide an entire and engaging background of the outlooks, entertainments, and day-by-day lives of the population of southeast Mexico within the 19th century. Rugeley additionally hyperlinks this wealthy neighborhood heritage with greater occasions to teach how macro adjustments in Mexico affected usual people.

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