Hello A Customer:
If you are still around maybe you can help. An anti-American radical Islamist cited this book in an attempt to deflect criticism of Jihad's abominable human rights record. I'd like to have a better appreciation of the quality of this book. Can you give me a better understanding of this book and its author. Given that Ms. Ellerbe is a doctrinaire radical feminist, and follows a form of feminism that focuses on the theory of patriarchy as a system of power that organizes society into a complex of relationships based on an assumption that "male supremacy" oppresses women, one would expect that Ms. Ellerbe would craft an ideologically 'coherent' narrative. But is that narrative accurate? Is it true? Mind you radical feminists are Post-Modernists and as such believe that there is no objective "truth" and that arguments for objective truth are patriarchal social constructs. Tell me why you believe someone should trust research whose aim may well be the telling of a volkische narrative? Radical feminism aims to challenge and overthrow patriarchy by opposing standard gender roles and the male oppression of women and calls for a radical reordering of society. It would seem as though Ms. Ellerbe has produce an ideological polemic in the service of such a radical feminist goal.
Radical feminist "women's studies" are notorious for their ideological content and woeful historical research. See here: Professing Feminism: Cautionary Tales from the Strange World of Women's Studies Can you support your positive assessment of this book in greater detail? Provide if you can Ms. Ellerbe's qualifications for such a sweeping historical essay as presented in this book.
In particular, can you explain how Ms. Ellerbe addresses the "Burning Times" and the Inquisition?
BTW: Much valuable historical research has been done on the"Burning Times" and the Inquisitions in the post-WWII era.
This is reputed to be the best on the Witch Hunts and Inquisition: The Witches' Advocate: Basque Witchcraft and the Spanish Inquisition (1609-1614)
These are among the best on the Inquisition: Inquisition and The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision