Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
A Transatlantic History of Haitian Vodou – Rasin Figuier, Rasin Bwa Kayiman, and the Rada and Gede Rites - University Press of Mississippi
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

A Transatlantic History of Haitian Vodou: Rasin Figuier, Rasin Bwa Kayiman, and the Rada and Gede Rites

Benjamin Hebblethwaite

Abstract

A Transatlantic History of Haitian Vodou focuses on the influence of the kingdoms of Dahomey, Allada, and Hueda in the emergence of central rites in Haitian Vodou. Connecting four centuries of political, social, and religious history with fieldwork and language documentation, this book analyzes Haitian Vodou’s African origins, transmission to Saint-Domingue, and promulgation through song in contemporary Haiti. The African chapters focus on history, economics and culture in Dahomey, Allada, and Hueda while scrutinizing the role of Europeans in fomenting tensions. The political, military, and sl ... More

Keywords: Haitian Vodou, Rada Rite songs, Gede Rite songs, Dahomey, Allada, and Hueda, hermeneutics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781496835604
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2022 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496835604.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin Hebblethwaite, author
University of Florida