From the introduction to this edition:
In the context o f a renewed interest in the history of Witchcraft and the rise of Christian civlization, this book offers a significant contribution. In recent years, anti-capitalists and pagans alike have explored a radical analysis of these histories and have worked to understand the conditions by which patriarchy and capitalism have developed together as two heads of the same monstrosity. This line of inquiry is perhaps best illustrated by the widespread reading and discussion of Silvia Federici's Caliban and the Witch, and also the renewed excitment about Fredy Perlman's Against His-story, Against Leviathan!
Filling in the gaps of both the aforementioned titles, this book looks at the treatment of gay and non-christian people during the rise of christianity.