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FERNANDES, João Azevedo. Sobriety and drunkenness: the fight of soldiers of Christ against the feasts of tupinamba. Tempo [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.22, pp. 98-121. ISSN 1413-7704. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-77042007000100006.
The article analyzes the fight of the Christian missionaries, specially the Jesuits, against the feasts and the alcoholic beverages of tupinambas. The missionaries had realized that in these parties, the tupinamba culture, main obstacle to Christian evangelism, was constantly renewed and reaffirmed. The article also explores the main strategies used for the Europeans to reach the objective of extinguishing the feasts of Brazilian Indians.
Keywords : Feasts; Alcohol and Drunkeness; Jesuits.