Rosario: Prohistoria Ediciones, 2021. First Edition. Paperback. 315p., maps, illus., tables, graphics, bibl., wrps. New. Item #79299
The historical sources referring to the indigenous societies of the Arauco-Pampean area between the 16th and 19th centuries allow us to recognize the importance that observers gave to native notions about magical aggression. References to the belief that deaths, except in cases of old age or violence, were due to the intervention of a kalku or sorcerer who caused harm by supernatural means, are profuse.
This book is the result of a concern that, taking into account the relevance of these phenomena, analyzes them systematically . JT García Insausti examines an extraordinary volume of unpublished and printed sources, paying special attention to the subjects, their practices, their motivations, and the sociocultural implications of their actions.