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25% complete! Lucas has read 10 of 39 books.

Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women 4 stars

More an intro/appendix to Caliban and the Witch than a stand-alone work, IMO

3 stars

I learned much from Caliban and the Witch, but this follow up seems to me like more of an executive summary and hand-holding appendix to that work than something that really stands on its own. The essay on the etymology of "gossip" was interesting; the latter two essays do help connect the dots with the arguments regarding the witch-hunts in the late-medieval/early-modern periods with the 90's and early 2000's—but it's otherwise a re-statement of the theses in Caliban. Had I read this before Caliban, perhaps I would not feel like I do about it.