Annales/Mentalities Approach

Historians:

- Wolfgang Behringer

- Marc Bloch

- Lucien Febvre

- Ludmilla Jordanova

- Darren Alridge 

- John Tosh

- Emmanual Le Roy Laduire

Advantages:

- broader vision of history

- 'total history'

- taps into the disciplines of geography, psychology, economics, culture, sociology, etc.

- recognition of the importance of understanding the mentality of people in the past

- being in the mindset of people in the 16th and 17th century

- witchcraft beliefs were rational at the time

- "the history of mentality is concerned with the emotional, the instinctive and the implicit"

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