In defense of witches : the legacy of the witch hunts and why women are still on trial
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Lewis, Sophie, translator.
Machado, Carmen Maria, writer of foreword.
Published
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2022.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9781250271419, 125027141X
Physical Desc
xii, 304 pages ; 22 cm
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Wausau - MCPL - Adult Nonfiction
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Published
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2022.
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781250271419, 125027141X

Notes

General Note
Originally published in France in 2018 as Sorcières by Editions la Decouverte.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"Mona Chollet celebrates 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? 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 claimed to control their fertility; and the elderly woman, who has always been an object of at best, pity, and at worst, horror. Examining modern society, Chollet concludes that these women continue to be harassed and oppressed. Rather than being a brief moment in history, the persecution of witches is an example of society's seemingly eternal misogyny, while women today are direct heirs to those who were hunted down and killed for their thoughts and actions. With arguments that range from the scholarly to the cultural, this book seeks to unite the mythic image of the witch with modern women who seek to live their lives on their own terms"--,Provided by the publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Chollet, M., Lewis, S., & Machado, C. M. (2022). In defense of witches: the legacy of the witch hunts and why women are still on trial (First edition.). St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Chollet, Mona, 1973-, Sophie, Lewis and Carmen Maria, Machado. 2022. In Defense of Witches: The Legacy of the Witch Hunts and Why Women Are Still On Trial. St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Chollet, Mona, 1973-, Sophie, Lewis and Carmen Maria, Machado. In Defense of Witches: The Legacy of the Witch Hunts and Why Women Are Still On Trial St. Martin's Press, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Chollet, Mona, Sophie Lewis, and Carmen Maria Machado. In Defense of Witches: The Legacy of the Witch Hunts and Why Women Are Still On Trial First edition., St. Martin's Press, 2022.

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