Vampire A Casebook

ISBN-10: 0299159248
ISBN-13: 9780299159245
Edition: 1998
Authors: Alan Dundes
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Description: This volume gives accounts of the vampire and how its tradition developed in different cultures. The text examines the nature of the vampire from its birth in graveyard lore to the modern-day psychiatric patient with a penchant for drinking blood.

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 9/24/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

This volume gives accounts of the vampire and how its tradition developed in different cultures. The text examines the nature of the vampire from its birth in graveyard lore to the modern-day psychiatric patient with a penchant for drinking blood.

Anthropologist and folklorist Alan Dundes was born in 1934 in New York City. He received his BA in English in 1955 and his MAT in English in 1958, both from Yale University. He received his Ph.D in Folklore from Indiana University in 1962 and in 1963 he joined the teaching staff at the University of California, Berkley. He wrote over 250 journal articles and12 books and co-wrote more than 20 other books. In 1993, he became the first American to win the Pitre Prize's Sigillo d'Oro, which is an international life-time achievement award in folklore and ethnography. He died of a heart attack on March 30, 2004 at the age of 70.

Preface
The History of the Word Vampire
The Vampire in Roumania
The Romanian Folkloric Vampire
East European Vampires
In Defense of Vampires
South Slavic Countermeasures against Vampires
The Killing of a Vampire
The Greek Vampire: A Study of Cyclic Symbolism in Marriage and Death
Forensic Pathology and the European Vampire
Clinical Vampirism: Blending Myth and Reality
The Vampire as Bloodthirsty Revenant: A Psychoanalytic Post Mortem
A Selected Bibliography: Suggestions for Further Reading on the Vampire
Index

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