Religião & Sociedade
versión impresa ISSN 0100-8587
SANTOS, Beatriz Catão Cruz. Santos e devotos no império ultramarino português. Relig. soc. [online]. 2009, vol.29, n.1, pp. 146-178. ISSN 0100-8587. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-85872009000100007.
The paper produces a story of vilancicos for Saint Gonçalo do Amarante, that are part of the Rio de Janeiro National Library Barbosa Machado Collection and presents reflections on the relation saint-devotees in the Portuguese Overseas Empire during the 18th century. The vilancicos are identified as a rhetoric poetic genre that reminds the saint and a religious practice that contrasted with others. It starts from a comparative perspective between the vilancicos and other evidences about the relation saint-devotee, and in particular, about the saint and his feast in a colonial and proslavery society. The article deals with the historiography centered in the notion of Empire, and with a bibliography of History and Social Sciences pointed to the relation saint-devotee, the holiness and the feasts.
Palabras llave : sainthood; devotion; vilancicos.