Bloodsucking witchcraft: an epistemological study of anthropomorphic supernaturalism in rural Tlaxcala

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University of Arizona Press, Apr 1, 1993 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 476 pages
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In the rural areas of south-central Mexico, there are believed to be witches who transform themselves into animals in order to suck the blood from the necks of sleeping infants. This book analyzes beliefs held by the great majority of the population of rural Tlaxcala a generation ago and chronicles its drastic transformation since then.

"The most comprehensive statement on this centrally important ethnographic phenomenon in the last forty years. It bears ready comparison with the two great classics, Evans-Pritchard's Witchcraft Among the Azande and Clyde Kluckhohn's Navaho Witchcraft."—Henry H. Selby

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Contents

Introduction
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MAPS
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in Rural Tlaxcala
39
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HUGO G. NUTINI is University Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh.

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