Psychoanalytical Approach

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Historians:

- Norman Cohn

- John Tosh

- Raisa Maria Toivo

- Robin Briggs

- Peter Gay

- Melanie Klein

- Robert Muchembled

Advantages:

- additional evidence into why woman were targeted

- klein's mother-child experiences dictate future love or hate (briggs said "every individual's experience of love or hate is with a woman")

- links to childhood experiences and how it's effect on mentality

- women accused/accusing due to underlying jealousy of infertility

- psychological projection, i.e. why people were accused as witches (defending themselves against unpleasant impluses by denying their existence in themselves, while attributing them

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