Brian Levack received his Ph.D. from Yale and is thenbsp;John Green Regents Professor in History at University of Texas at Austin. The winner of several teaching awards, Levack teaches a wide variety of courses on British and European history, legal history, and the history of witchcraft.nbsp; His books includeThe 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(3rd edition, 2006), andWitch-Hunting in Scotland: Law, Politics, and Religion(2008). nbsp; Edward Muir received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University, where he specialized in the Italian Renaissance and did archival research in Venice and Florence, Italy. He is now the Clarence L. Ver Steeg Professor in the Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University and former chair of the history department. At Northwestern he has won several teaching awards. His books includeCivic Ritual in Renaissance Venice(1981),Mad Blood Stirring: Vendetta in Renaissance Italy(1993 and 1998),Ritual in Early Modern Europe(1997 and 2005), andThe Culture Wars of the Late Renaissance: Skeptics, Libertines, and Opera(2007). nbsp; Meredith Veldmannbsp;received a Ph.D. in modern European history, with a concentration in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain, from Northwestern University. As an Associate Professor of history and award-winning instructor at Louisiana State University,nbsp;she teaches courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century British history and twentieth-century Europe, as well as the second half of ldquo;Western Civ.rdquo; Veldman is also the author ofFantasy, the Bomb, and the Greening of Britain: Romantic Protest, 1945ndash;1980(1994).