African Voices from the Inquisition, Vol. 1: The Trial of Crispina Peres of Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau (1646-1668) (Fontes Historiae Africanae) (Hardcover)

African Voices from the Inquisition, Vol. 1: The Trial of Crispina Peres of Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau (1646-1668) (Fontes Historiae Africanae) By Toby Green (Editor), Toby Green (Translator), Philip J. Havik (Editor) Cover Image

African Voices from the Inquisition, Vol. 1: The Trial of Crispina Peres of Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau (1646-1668) (Fontes Historiae Africanae) (Hardcover)

By Toby Green (Editor), Toby Green (Translator), Philip J. Havik (Editor)

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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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780197266762
ISBN-10: 0197266762
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: September 1st, 2021
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: Fontes Historiae Africanae