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In Defense of Witches: The Legacy of the Witch Hunts and Why Women Are Still on Trial

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In Defense of Witches: The Legacy of the Witch Hunts and Why Women Are Still on Trial

English | 2022 | ISBN: ‎ 125027141X | 308 pages | True EPUB | 6.33 MB

Mona Chollet'sIn Defense of Witches is a "brilliant, well-documented" celebration (Le Monde) by an acclaimed French feminist of the witch as a symbol of female rebellion and independence in the face of misogyny and persecution.
Centuries after the infamous witch hunts that swept through Europe and America, witches continue to hold a unique fascination for many: as fairy tale villains, practitioners of pagan religion, as well as feminist icons. Witches are both the ultimate victim and the stubborn, elusive rebel. But who were the women who were accused and often killed for witchcraft? What types of women have centuries of terror censored, eliminated, and repressed?
Celebrated feminist writer Mona Chollet explores three types of women who were accused of witchcraft and persecuted: the independent woman, since widows and celibates were particularly targeted; the childless woman, since the time of the hunts marked the end of tolerance for those who...

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