By Luis Nicolau Parés, Roger Sansi
So much scholarship on sorcery and witchcraft has narrowly curious about particular instances and locations, fairly early smooth Europe and twentieth-century Africa. and lots more and plenty of that study translates sorcery as simply a remnant of premodern traditions. Boldly hard those perspectives, Sorcery within the Black Atlantic takes an extended old and broader geographical point of view, contending that sorcery is better understood as an Atlantic phenomenon that has major connections to modernity and globalization.A extraordinary staff of participants right here research sorcery in Brazil, Cuba, South Africa, Cameroon, and Angola. Their insightful essays display the best way practices and accusations of witchcraft unfold during the Atlantic international from the age of discovery as much as the current, growing an indelible hyperlink among sorcery and the increase of worldwide capitalism. laying off new mild on an issue of perennial curiosity, Sorcery within the Black Atlantic should be provocative, compelling examining for historians and anthropologists operating during this becoming box.