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False Mystics: Deviant Orthodoxy in Colonial Mexico

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False Mystics provides a history of popular religion, race, and gender in colonial Mexico focusing on questions of spiritual and social rebellion and conformity. Nora E. Jaffary examines more than one hundred trials of "false mystics" whom the Mexican Inquisition prosecuted in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. While the accused experienced many of the same phenomena as bona fide mystics--visions, sacred illness, and bouts of demonic possession--the Mexican tribunal condemned them nevertheless. False Mystics ...

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False Mystics: Deviant Orthodoxy in Colonial Mexico
2008, University of Nebraska Press

ISBN-13: 9780803218406

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False Mystics: Deviant Orthodoxy in Colonial Mexico
2005, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803225992

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