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Religion, Society, and Culture in Colombia: Medellín and Antioquia, 1850-1930

Patricia Londoño-Vega


This book provides the first detailed scholarly study of culture and sociability in Colombia during the period c.1850 and 1930. It gives a vivid picture of some of the factors that reduced social distances in the province of Antioquia during this period of relative harmony and prosperity. It examines hundreds of groups and voluntary associations that flourished at this time and that brought a growing number of Antioqueños of different social backgrounds together around religious practices and societies, the exercising of charity, a concern for education, and the pursuit of cultural progress. I ... More

Keywords: social distances, religious practices, class bonds, educational achievements, cultural progress, Catholic Church, cultural associations, class distinctions, integrated society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199249534
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249534.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patricia Londoño-Vega, author
Professor of History, University of Antioquia