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Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality

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ISBN13: 9780300048599
ISBN10: 0300048599
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In this engrossing book, Paul Barber surveys centuries of folklore about vampires and offers the first scientific explanation for the origins of the vampire legends. From the tale of a sixteenth-century shoemaker from Breslau whose ghost terrorized everyone in the city, to the testimony of a doctor who presided over the exhumation and dissection of a graveyard full of Serbian vampires, his book is fascinating reading.

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Barbara Gordon, March 21, 2007 (view all comments by Barbara Gordon)
Absolutely the best book on vampires. With an engaging, conversational style, Barber takes the reader through the first reports of vampires in the 1700s, examining the folkloric vampire, and how the vampire of literature grew from those unpromising roots. His close comparison of the natural processes of decomposition to the 'clues' to a vampire's grave make for fascinating reading, though I don't recommend eating while doing so. Any serious research on vampires should begin here.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780300048599
Subtitle:
Folklore and Reality
Author:
Barber, Paul
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
Dead
Subject:
Postmortem changes.
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Supernatural
Series Volume:
100-133
Publication Date:
July 1990
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
9.24x6.14x.65 in. .81 lbs.

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