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Author Nutini, Hugo G.

Title Bloodsucking witchcraft : an epistemological study of anthropomorphic supernaturalism in rural Tlaxcala / Hugo G. Nutini & John M. Roberts
Published Tucson : University of Arizona Press, [1993]


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Description xxii, 476 pages ; 25 cm
Contents 1. An Outline of Weathermaking, Nahualism, and Sorcery in Rural Tlaxcala -- 2. The Belief System and Structural Context of Bloodsucking Witchcraft in Rural Tlaxcala -- 3. The Syncretic and Historical Development of Anthropomorphic Supernaturalism in Mesoamerica -- 4. The Comparative Distribution and Definition of Witchcraft and Sorcery in Mesoamerica -- 5. Anatomy of a Bloodsucking Witchcraft Epidemic -- 6. The Empirical Evidence of Bloodsucking Witchcraft Methodology and Systematic Presentation -- 7. Natural and Supernatural Explanations: The Logic of Witchcraft and Normative Expectations -- 8. The Diagnostic and Etiological Analysis of Bloodsucking Witchcraft -- 9. Social and Psychological Manipulations and the Ex Post Facto Rationalization of the Tlahuelpuchi Complex -- 10. Aftereffects and the Psychological Context of the Postsucking Period -- 11. The Social and Psychological Functions of Bloodsucking Witchcraft
12. An Epistemological Approach to the Study of Magic and Religious Supernaturalism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [447]-458) and index
Subject Blood -- Religious aspects.
Nahua magic.
Nahuas -- Magic
Nahuas -- Religion and mythology
Vampires -- Mexico -- Tlaxcala (State)
Nahuas -- Religion.
Witchcraft -- Mexico -- Tlaxcala (State)
Tlaxcala (Mexico : State) -- Social life and customs.
Author Roberts, John M. (John Milton), 1916-1990.
LC no. 92034513
ISBN 0816511977 (cloth : acid-free paper)