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Witchcraft and welfare spritual capital and the business of magic in modern Puerto Rico by Raquel Romberg

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Published by University of Texas Press in Austin .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Puerto Rico.

Subjects:

  • Witchcraft -- Puerto Rico.,
  • Magic -- Puerto Rico.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-303) and index.

StatementRaquel Romberg.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBF1584.P9 R66 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 315 p. :
Number of Pages315
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3556927M
ISBN 100292771231, 0292771266
LC Control Number2002015171

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