Religious politics

McCrea, H. 2007

‘On sacred ground: the Church and burial rites in nineteenth-century Yucatàan, Mexico’, Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, 23:1, 33-62.

Murphy, J. & Murphy, C. 2005

‘Burials and bigotry in early nineteenth-century Ireland’, Studia Hibernica, 33, 125-146.

Reis, J. 1992

‘“Death to the cemetery”. Funerary reform and rebellion in Brazil, 1836’, History Workshop Journal, 34, 33-46.

Reis, J. trans H. Gledhill 2003

Death is a Festival: Funeral Rites and Rebellion in Nineteenth-Century Brazil, Chapel Hill: University of California Press.

Voekel, P. 2002

The Religious Origins of Modernity in Mexico: Alone Before God, Durham: Duke University Press.

Voekel, P. 2000

‘Piety and public space: The cemetery campaign in Veracruz, 1789–1810’ in W. H. Beezley and Linda A. Curcio-Nagy (eds) Latin American Popular culture: An Introduction, Wilmington: SR Books, 1-25.


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