From Demons to Dracula The Creation of the Modern Vampire Myth

ISBN-10: 1861894031
ISBN-13: 9781861894038
Edition: 2008
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Description: From demons of the ancient world, to classical myth, to the witch trials and plagues of the Middle Ages, and from the folklore of Transylvania to Whitby and Bram Stoker's Dracula, this book traces the fascinating history of the vampire.

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

From demons of the ancient world, to classical myth, to the witch trials and plagues of the Middle Ages, and from the folklore of Transylvania to Whitby and Bram Stoker's Dracula, this book traces the fascinating history of the vampire.

Introduction
The Ancient World: Origins of the Vampire
The Vampire in Prehistory: Early Ideas on Death and Burial
Historical Roots: The Vampire in the Middle Ages
Vampiric Haunts #1: Transylvania, Romania
The Historical Dracula: Vlad 111 Tepes
From Myth to Reality: The Vampire of Folklore
A Fiend is Born: The Vampire in Literature
Vampiric Haunts #2: Whitby, North Yorkshire, England
Phantasmagoria: The Modern Vampire
Vampiric Haunts #3: Highgate Cemetery, London, England
Conclusion: A Dark Reflection of Human Society?
Appendix
References
Select Bibliography
Websites and Media
Acknowledgements
Photo Acknowledgements
Index

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