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The islands of the Caribbean. Historical and Theoretical Considerations The successful transatlantic crossing of Columbus and his crew in brought the Caribbean and the rest of the Americas into the mainstream of world history, initiating a process through which the area became an important arena in which European powers competed for political and economic dominance.
This colonial experiment spawned the diversity of peoples, languages, and cultures that is the present reality of the Caribbean. An important part of this cultural mix is its variety of religious traditions. As these traditions encountered one another and their new environment, a process of accommodation, adaptation, and transformation began that has resulted in the character and diversity of religious beliefs and practices in the Caribbean today.
This book traces the historical trajectory of the major and some minor religious traditions of the Caribbean against the broader background of Caribbean social history, paying particular attention to the historical events and processes that have shaped the religious experiences of the Caribbean people.
To study the history of the Caribbean without serious consideration of the function and role of religion, we argue, is to miss a fundamental dimension of Caribbean cultures. The Caribbean is a microcosm of the world, where populations from around the globe have come together, with their cultures, traditions, and religions.
The restrictive definition reserves the term for the islands in the 1 Caribbean Sea. In addition to the islands in the Caribbean Sea, the more expansive definition includes the Bahamas, which lie north of the Greater Antilles but are technically in the Atlantic, and such territories as Belize, Guyana, Surinam, and French Guiana, in Central and South America.
The inclusion of these territories is usually based on historical and cultural ties that link these countries more strongly to the Caribbean than to the Latino history and culture of Central and South America.
An even more expansive definition would include all the northern coast of Central and South America that is washed by the Caribbean Sea. In this book, we are following the more restrictive view of the Caribbean, not because we want to deny Caribbean identity to those traditionally linked to the history and culture of the islands in the more expansive definition but because it is a more manageable unit.
We will make occasional references to places found outside this restrictive definition, but they will not be the focus of sustained discussion. The Caribbean islands are home to close to forty million people of diverse ethnicities whose ancestors and cultural heritages originated in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Probably an equal number of people living abroad, especially in North America and Europe, identify themselves as Caribbean. The Amerindians who occupied the islands when the Spanish arrived in were the Ciboneys, the Tainos, and the Caribs.
The Ciboneys were a relatively small group residing mostly on the western tip of Cuba and probably in the southwest of Hispaniola. Within the first hundred years after the arrival of Columbus, a combination of European forced labor, massacre, and diseases killed most of the Amerindians.
The Caribs who had intermarried with Africans who in turn had escaped from the Spanish resisted French and British encroachment into the late s. From there, they migrated into Belize, Honduras, and Guatemala, where they came to constitute the Garifuna people. Today a few small communities of Caribs have survived in Dominica, St.
Vincent, and the Grenadines. Amerindian strains have also survived in various racial mixings, particularly in Puerto Rico and in Dominican Republic. People of 2 Introduction darker hues in Dominican Republic, for example, are likely to refer to themselves as Tainos.
These include Europeans, from northern and southern Europe, who migrated to the area in search of fortune or simply to better their lives. Though a numerical minority in most places, they exercised political, economic, and cultural dominance during the colonial era.
Today, descendants of Europeans are a small minority in most places in the Caribbean. However, significant numbers of Asians were brought to the Caribbean from the mids to the early s.
The most significant group was Indians—or South Asians from India and Pakistan — who were imported as indentured workers by the British after Between andmore thatIndian indentures were transported to the Caribbean with the largest concentration setting in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana.
Today the number of their descendants is equivalent to the population of African descendants in Trinidad and Tobago, as well as in Guyana, and they form a substantial minority in Jamaica. Chinese also came to the Caribbean as indentured workers or as traders.
They are a small minority in the Caribbean, mostly associated with commercial enterprises. Portuguese, Arabs, Syrians, and people of other ethnicities and backgrounds all add to the Caribbean mix, and miscegenation has produced a host of racial and ethnic mixings.
With the diversity of people comes a variety of languages.
Various creole languages and dialects have also emerged in the Caribbean. Lucia; and an English-based patois patwa is spoken in most former British colonies. Modern Caribbean history may be divided into three periods based on European activities in the area.Ankara Proceedings - Contributions to Conflict Management Peace Economics and Development, M.
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Type the crossword puzzle answer, not the clue, below. After Christianity was given legal standing and imperial support (see Constantine I), Christians helped keep peace in the empire.
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