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Blacks of the Rosary reconstructs the history of the brotherhoods of Our Lady of the Rosary and the experiences of the congadeiros in Minas Gerais, Brazil from the early colonial time into the late twentieth century.
The first section of the book (chapters one and two) looks at the origins of the brotherhoods in Europe and Africa.
Elizabeth Kiddy's exploration of the historical presence and impact of slave and ex-slave religious fraternal organizations in Brazil--the Brotherhoods of the Rosary--provides what is perhaps the most significant work in this field since the publication of the classic works published by Russell-Wood in the late 1960s.
Kiddy opens her examination of the Brotherhoods' noteworthy continuity in Part I of the book with a discussion of both the Brotherhoods' historical connection to European Catholicism and the Catholic religion's penchant for the establishment of lay brotherhoods within the broader institutional Church.
Through Abduh, Afghani was able to exploit the Sufist tariqa, or brotherhoods, for his revolutionary purposes.
Revolutionary Islam is an attempt to deal with the problem [of perceived Muslim helplessness], and has been for the more than a century since Hassan Al-Banna founded the Ikhwan al-Mulimeen, or Islamic Brotherhood, in Egypt as a way of turning Islam into a political ideology.
Mbacke examines the structures and leadership of the four major brotherhoods amongst the Sufi of Senegal, and finds they more closely resemble West African chief-based cultures there than in other regions that practice this central spiritual practice in the Islamic world.
Brotherhoods of Color: Black Railroad Workers and the Struggle for Equality.
The craft brotherhoods of railway men, founded in the last decades of the nineteenth century with only-white membership clauses in their constitutions, enforced the racially segmented order of railroad work.
His counsel was sought especially by those working to establish Christian brotherhoods or utopian societies.
5) It was during this period that occupational drinking on the railroads became an issue of concern, the brotherhoods first came to power, and the Post-Civil War temperance wave swept the nation.