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Worldview, the Orichas, and SanteríaAfrica to Cuba and Beyond$
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Mercedes Cros Sandoval

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780813030203

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813030203.001.0001

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The Cuban Colonial and Republican Background of Santería/Regla Lucumí

The Cuban Colonial and Republican Background of Santería/Regla Lucumí

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(p.18) 2 The Cuban Colonial and Republican Background of Santería/Regla Lucumí
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Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería
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Mercedes Cros Sandoval

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0002

The societies in Cuba nourished and transformed the African religions that were brought by slaves. Although some aspects of the religions survived, others were changed or merged with a number of religious beliefs and practices. This chapter discusses Cuba's colonial and early republican period, along with the institutions, circumstances, and milieu that enabled the survival of African religious beliefs.

Keywords:   Cuba, African religions, slaves, religious beliefs, colonial, early republican, institutions, circumstances, milieu

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