Black Saint of the Americas (BOK)

Celia L. Cussen

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In May 1962, as the struggle for civil rights heated up in the United States and leaders of the Catholic Church prepared to meet for Vatican Council II, Pope John XXIII named the first black saint of the Americas, the Peruvian Martin de Porres (1579-1639), and designated him the patron of racial justice. The son of a Spanish father and a former slavewoman from Panama, Martin served a lifetime as the barber and nurse at the great Dominican monastery in Lima. This book draws on visual representations of Martin and the testimony of his contemporaries to produce the first biography of this pious and industrious black man from the cosmopolitan capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru. The book vividly chronicles the evolving interpretations of his legend and his miracles, and traces the centuries-long campaign to formally proclaim Martin de Porres a hero of universal Catholicism.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Celia L. Cussen
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107034372
Antall sider 304 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 3cm
Vekt 647 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd