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Bloodsucking Witchcraft
An Epistemological Study of Anthropomorphic Supernaturalism in Rural Tlaxcala
By Hugo G. Nutini; John M. Roberts
475 pp. / 6.00 in x 9.00 in / 1993
Cloth (978-0-8165-1197-6) [s]
  
Related Interest
  - Latin American Studies
  - Anthropology


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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