Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federici

Caliban and the Witch shows in an understandable and systematic way the mechanisms used by the ruling elites of Europe to overcome the crisis of the feudal system and secure the tenure of power and resources in the hands of a few in the transition to capitalism. This book shows how the witch hunt – an ignored and neglected topic by scholars — has been one of the most used and effective mechanism in the consolidation of capitalism; and it honors witches, doctors, healers, prayers, scribal, and magicians spread out everywhere in time and space; women dying in the fires of the Inquisition and resurrected in the wombs of the Pachamama, here and there, yesterday, today and tomorrow.

They may kill witches but they cannot kill witchcraft… they may kill the magicians but never magic … the history speaks for itself and shows how magicians and witches are born and reborn strengthened … They denounce, demand and multiply. Understanding this simple truth is the sad fate of the tired executioner.

Highly recommended book

Caliban and the Witch English Version