Stock Image

Miracle at Joaseiro

Della Cava, Ralph

2 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0231032935 / ISBN 13: 9780231032933
Published by Columbia University Press, New York, 1970
From Ground Zero Books, Ltd. (Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since August 14, 1998 Seller Rating 4-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 55.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

xiv, 324 p. Illustrations. Maps. Notes. Bibliography. Index. At the time this was published the author was a member of the History Department faculty of Queens College, City Unitersity of New York. This volume is one in a series sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University. Good in good dust jacket. Signed by author. DJ has some wear, woiling, edge tears and chips. Bookseller Inventory # 63745

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Miracle at Joaseiro

Publisher: Columbia University Press, New York

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Presumed first edition/first printing.

About this title


Miracle at Joaseiro is the political history of a popular religious movement which flourished between 1889 and 1934 in the hinterlands of Brazil's impoverished Northeast. The movement was sparked by a reputed miracle. On 1 March 1889, Padre Cicero Romao Batista, the devout Roman Catholic chaplain of the backland hamlet of Joaseiro, administered communion to a pious young woman. Within moments, the white host was transformed into blood that contemporary observers and subsequent believers contended was the blood of Jesus Christ shed again to redeem manking. This collective belief became the foundation-stone of a popular religious movement that defied both church and state, while Padre Cicero, twice excommunicated by the Holy Roman Inquisition and denounced as a subversive by political authorities, was transfigured into a living folk-hero by the oppressed rural masses of the Brazilian Northeast. Equally remarkable was the later transformation of the Joaseiro movement into a major force in Northeastern politics and of Padre Cicero into one of the most powerful political figures in the region's history. In recording the movement's past, Professor della Cava interviewed many prominent inhabitants of Joaseiro and was the first scholar to rely extensively on two important archival sources: the one, Padre Cicero's extant personal, lifetime correspondence; the other, the ecclesiastical archives of the Diocese of crato, the chief record of the movement - as perceived by the church hierarchy - from 1889 until 1900. Extraordinary photographs, a number of which date from that period, illustrate the events which the author spent several years in tracking down and verifying. In this study, Professor della Cava demonstrates a remarkable capacity for uncovering and analyzing the intricate web of relationships which simultaneously linked the fortunes of Joaseiro to the political forces at play on the local, regional and national levels of Brazilian society.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Founded and operated by trained historians, Ground Zero Books, Ltd., serves the book collector, the scholar, and institutions. We focus on the individual, and pride ourselves on our personal service. Please contact us with your wants, as we have many books not yet listed in our database.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Books are subject to prior sale. Please ask us to hold a book for you before you
mail your check. Books are returnable within 7 days, if not satisfactory. MD
residents add 6% state sales tax.
The mailing address for Ground Zero Books, Ltd. (a subchapter-S corporation) is
P.O. Box 8369, Silver Spring, MD 20907-8369. You can reach us by phone at 301-
585-1471, by fax at 301-920-0253, or by e-mail at Ground Zero
Books, Ltd., is owned & operated by R. Alan Lewis & Lynne Haims.

Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books
weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact
you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal Invoice