Structuralist Approach

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Historians:

- Robin Briggs

- E.P. Thompson

- Bob Scribner

- Christina Larner

Advantages:

- breaks down the witch-hunting culture (social, economic, legal, etc.)

- motivations of the accussing 

- how the accused were persecuted (similar to 'top down')

- legal structures can explain decline (breakdown of use of torture, etc.)

- helps to understand society

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