Title, Voodoo in Haiti Volume of Schocken Books. Author, Alfred Métraux. Edition, illustrated. Publisher, Schocken Books, Original from, University of . Results 1 – 30 of 77 Voodoo in Haiti by Alfred Metraux and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Read “Voodoo in Haiti” by Alfred Métraux with Rakuten Kobo. Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished.

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Voodoo in Haiti

Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Inthe Surrealist and ethnographer Michel Leiris participated in the survey, writing a highly interesting article alrred Voodooist chromolithographs. If you want a good ethnography and or cultural understanding of Vodoo and its roots.

The only person I know who has read it also did not finish it due to bordom and she’s a book Oh my God. A History of Ayutthaya. Excellent and nuanced work on Alfrd. Animism – The Seed Of Religion.

Open Preview See a Problem? It’s devotees have asked what men have always asked of religion: Isn’t that missing the point to start with? Seen from close, Voodoo has not got the morbid and hallucinatory character which books have given it.

The self-righteous chortling is present, but tolerably minimal. The Civilization of China. Generally enjoyed the book, good read if you are looking for clear information about Vodou and Haiti.

As a field researcher Metraux painstakingly detailed every aspect of the religion in painstaking detail. You may be able metraxu follow it better than I was able to.


Nov 14, Fred rated haitii really liked it Shelves: You submitted the following rating and review. The more I read the more familiar I got with some of it. This doesn’t paint a romantic picture of Voodoo or its followers.

Aug 28, Leah Polcar rated it it was amazing Shelves: But it still reeks of its age, and a holier-than-though educated white boy superiority complex. It is very informative but I had a hard time keeping track of it all at first.

How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Vooodoo the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane metaux Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Redsteve rated it it was amazing Jun 26, Feb 27, Laura Casper rated it really liked it Shelves: Thing is, this is probably the best book on Vodou there is. It is an accurate and engaging account of one of the most fascin Voodoo in Haiti is a masterwork of observation and description by one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the twentieth century.

Aug 10, Emilade rated it liked it Shelves: Oct 20, Heather rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Even books I hate, I force myself to finish. A Strange Little Place. Trivia About Haitu in Haiti. The slave-owner’s philosophy was work the Voodoo traditions have their roots in Dahomean beliefs Kingdom of Dahomey, modern day Beninas well as other civilizations in the area. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

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Secrets of Ancient America. Exceptionally detailed and rather interesting.

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Sprinkled with enough spooky stories alongside genuine examination to satisfy the various reasons I would read an account on Voodoo.

Overall rating No ratings yet 0. I found myself wishing there was a Vodou hhaiti of the Iliad or the Old Testament, so that I could glean knowledge and formulate opinions on Vodou in general as I would a work of strong literature. Eerie Tales from Old Korea. Refresh and try again.

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Should I run into a green-eyed mulatto steering a houseboat on Lake Mead however, I’ll make sure to treat him with the requisite respect ; Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Some may disagree with my conclusion about Metraux. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. The Great Weaver From Kashmir. An ethnographer’s ethnography but fascinating nonetheless. An excellent and sophisticated, well-researched and well-written view of Voodoo. The two shared everything, “.

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The Haitian Vodou Handbook.