Brian P Levack
Brian Levack's primary research interests include the history of the law and the interaction between law and politics, and witchcraft in early modern Europe. The winner of several teaching awards, Dr. Levack offers a wide variety of courses on early modern British and European history, legal history, and the history of witchcraft at the University of Texas at Austin. For a total of eight years, he served as the chair of his department. His books include "The Civil Lawyers in England, 1603-1641: A Political Study" (1973), "The Formation of the British State: England, Scotland and the Union, 1603-1707" (1987); "The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe" (4th edition, 2015), which has been translated into eight languages; "Witch-Hunting in Scotland: Law, Politics, and Religion" (2008); "The Devil Within: Possession and Exorcism in the Christian West" (2013), "The West: Encounters and Transformations" (5th edition 2016, with Edward Muir and Meredith Veldman). He has also edited twenty books, including "The Jacobean Union: Six Tracts of 1604" (1985); "The Witchcraft Sourcebook" (2004), and "The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America" (2013).