The Witchcraft Trials of Paula de Eguiluz, a Black Woman in Cartagena de Indias, 1620-1636

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Abstract

The witchcraft trials of Paula de Eguiluz are examples of the discourses of fear in times of high tension prompted by the Holy Office in colonial Spanish America. Eguiluz's confessions offer a unique, if partial window into the life, religious beliefs, and supposed crimes of this free black woman.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Witchcraft Trials of Paula de Eguiluz, a Black Woman in Cartagena de Indias, 1620-1636
PublisherHackett Publishing Company
Pages175-193
StatePublished - Dec 4 2009

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