By Nicole von Germeten
Celebrating the African contribution to Mexican tradition, this ebook indicates how non secular brotherhoods in New Spain either preserved a particular African identification and helped facilitate Afro-Mexican integration into colonial society. known as confraternities, those teams supplied social connections, charity, and standing for Africans and their descendants for over centuries.
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On the other hand, they could also be secret and illegal. 40 Informal and spontaneous flagellant groups formed throughout Europe in response to drought, war, and (especially) plague for the next 300 years. This period also saw great organization of flagellant brotherhoods in Italy. 41 Ronald Weiss- Blood Brothers: Afromexican Confraternities in the Seventeenth Century / 25 man argues that the “agonistic character of Florentine social relations” meant that men perceived that their honor was in constant danger of betrayal by those they considered friends.
Not unlike Alonso de Sandoval, Aguiar y Seixas viewed confraternities as a beneficial and successful institution that was useful in achieving the original goals of spiritual conquest. Although confraternities led by blacks and mulattos continued to thrive after the end of the seventeenth century, Aguiar y Seixas was perhaps the last archbishop of Mexico to officially advocate the founding of new confraternities. Authorities in the early eighteenth century left confraternities alone, and eventually many became defunct and were officially extinguished during the era of Bourbon reforms due to low membership or lack of funding.
Repartimientos de insignias, lists that divide or assign responsibility among confraternity members for carrying the physical manifestations of various symbolic aspects of the Passion of Christ in confraternity processions, are the best source for the material side of penitent processions. Such lists exist for the two Afromexican confraternities in Zacatecas: the black Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception and Saint Anne and the Confraternity of Saint John of the Penitence, which was founded and led by mulattos.
Black Blood Brothers: Confraternities and Social Mobility for Afro-Mexicans by Nicole von Germeten