Brian Levack is a professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin. His books include The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe (1987) and The Devil Within: Possession and Exorcism in the Christian West (2013).
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The Dispossessed: Brian Levack’s “The Devil Within”
IT WAS IN NOVEMBER of 1565 that Nicole Obry of Vervins, France, first became possessed. Sixteen-years-old, recently married, and illiterate, she ...